On May 10, the aptly-named town of Climax, Kansas gave rise to the pinnacle of extraordinary thunderstorms and thunderstorm photography. On the scene, the gifted Stephen Locke crafted a cinematographic time lapse best described as a meteorological work of art.
I was blown-away by this supercell thunderstorm video when it streamed through my Facebook feed around a week ago. It’s been on my list of “things to post” but summer outlooks, hail, and rainbows got in the way. Watching it a second time, I’m not sure why.
Drop whatever you’re doing, make this full screen, turn up the volume, and prepare to collect your jaw off the floor:
Plait calls this the best thunderstorm time lapse video he’s ever seen. I concur.