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Scottsbluff Bow: Middle Apex

Scottsbluff Bow: Middle Apex

[Part 2 of 3] From ground upward, the looming bow displayed layers of dust, scud, midlevel striations, and bizarre mid-upper level strands of translucence that reminded me of atmospheric Silly String. I hadn't seen anything quit like that before, either. There wasn't much time to stand in awe and admiration of the unique cloud display, however. The bow's apex aimed itself directly at our position, moving at over 50 mph. Fortunately the roads from this point led toward the E and SE and were well-maintained primary highways, allowing reliable (albeit rather nerve-wracking) egress from the onrushing slab of flooding rains and severe winds.

1 E Minatare NE (16 Jun 11) looking W