The Majestic Supercell
Second Alma Nocturnal
[Part 2 of 2] This amazing night's second gorgeous storm rolled past us to the NW and N at about 1 a.m., on a very similar track to the first one. What are the odds of two stunning, electrically profuse supercells moving past one place within a couple hours bracketing midnight? Having observed and predicted such storms for about a quarter-century at the time, I neither had seen nor heard of anything quite like that--an astoundingly fortunate event for the aficionado of atmospheric splendor. Most storm observers in the area, satisfied with the striking beauty of the first storm, already had gone off to bed and missed this outstanding display. I've placed another page, with two more photos of this amazing storm, into the Night Lightning room.
Alma NE (20 Jun 11), looking NNW