Super-cell Lightning, Snyder, Nebraska Under a super-cell thunderstorm, a "wall cloud" or "pedestal cloud" may form. This is frequently associated with tornadoes and micro-bursts. Here, a "cloud-to-ground" lightning bolt strikes from a wall cloud.
The Deadly Nature & Mind-blowing Beauty of Lightning
Virga clouds look a bit like jellyfish floating in the sky. The "tentacles", which you can see hanging down, are called "virga". They are essentially rain, or snow, that evaporates away before ever reaching the ground. Virga common over Arizona
Top 10 Weather Photographs: December 2015 "Racing the Storm" – Another "Texas Rage". Had to drive out of this storm, after being "In the Cage" for almost hr, and look back to snap a "thank you for the run" image here