Roger's SkyPix

The Wall Cloud Wall

Sunset-Splashed Protrusions

Sunset-Splashed Protrusions

The Clear Lake supercell moved rapidly eastward in the dimming sunshine of day's end. The exquisitely structured storm transected the northeastern sky with dabblings of color where the wall cloud and other lowerings dipped into a layer of red rays, as if a curvy paint sponge barely touching its most protruding edges into the pigment. The wall cloud very nearly reached ground, but was only weakly rotating, and wouldn't have counted as a tornado, despite the very well-carved clear slow from its adjoining occlusion downdraft. This resplendent storm soon faded into both messiness and the twilight blues, leaving in its wake one last dollop of colorful sky high aloft.

2 W Clear Lake SD (17 Jun 12) Looking NE