Wow, Wyoming: Surreal supercell thunderstorm time lapse

Fledgling low pressure forming downwind of the Rockies  spun up a towering thunderstorm so imposing that the footage almost seems fake – as if from a sci-fi movie or another planet.

Spectacular cannot even describe the time lapse video from this spinning supercell storm that blossomed in eastern Wyoming Sunday evening, near Newcastle.

Stunning timelapse video from a spinning supercell storm that blossomed in eastern Wyoming on Sunday evening. (Basehunters)

Video by BasehuntersChasing on YouTube

Here’s a still shot of the storm:

Capital Weather Gang’s Ian Livingston and his chase partners Mark Ellinwood and James Hyde, on a two-week storm chasing vacation, also captured phenomenal photos of this incredible storm.

Here are a few more images Ian snapped:

Sunday was Ian’s first full day of chasing. I’d say he got off to a good start…

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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