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.
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.
Oh my. pic.twitter.com/cy6ksv7gex— Ian Livingston (@islivingston) May 18, 2014
Here are a few more images Ian snapped:
Storm SW of Newcastle WY. Tossing hail at us now pic.twitter.com/1LwlTKwiLu— Ian Livingston (@islivingston) May 18, 2014
Storm SW of Newcastle a little ragged. May be cycling. pic.twitter.com/xX25r2dHh3— Ian Livingston (@islivingston) May 19, 2014
Sunday was Ian’s first full day of chasing. I’d say he got off to a good start…