Roger's SkyPix

The Majestic Supercell

Sunlit and Striated in South Dakota

Sunlit and Striated in South Dakota

Even though this young supercell was becoming elevated over rain-cooled air from an earlier gob of storms, its internal dynamics maintained storm-scale rotation long enough to cast the cloud structure into a wonderfully layered form. For a short while longer, this plume of fluid art gracefully twirled across the late-afternoon sky, gently dappled by low-angle sunlight. Meanwhile, a still newer storm assumed its position and influence in the northern sky.

9 S Goodwin SD (17 Jun 12) Looking N