Roger's SkyPix

The Wall Cloud Wall

Peculiar Front Light

Peculiar Front Light

This was one of the most strangely structured and beautifully illuminated wall clouds I've seen--a small, high-based but very convective feature. Occupying a notch or inflection point between the forward- and rear-flank cores, the area was slowly rotating but never in danger of producing a tornado. A great deal of light reflected off the wall cloud arrived from behind me, in the southeastern sky, despite the late-afternoon timing. The entire updraft region soon would be undercut by cold outflow, albeit with impressive electrical discharges to its northeast.

6 SSE Elm Springs SD (15 Jun 12) Looking NW