Roger's SkyPix

The Majestic Supercell

Dinosaur Foot Storm

Dinosaur Foot Storm

On the High Plains, no two stormy skies ever look identical. I strongly doubt any other sky I see will look identical to this, either! The supercell, evolving into a merger with nearby storms, was among the most peculiar and spectacular that I have seen. Its base appeared carved with a sculptor's knife into a shape reminiscent of the footprints of the greatest reptiles, while framed by slivers of the turquoise tone so often found in deep thunderstorms. The storm's combination of hue, texture and shape seemed almost comical--outlandish in a majestic way.

6 SSE Cheyenne Wells CO (18 Jun 11), Looking WNW