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The Majestic Supercell

Twisting Tall in the Twilight

Twisting Tall in the Twilight

After displaying amazing daytime cloud structure and spinning forth the last of several tornadoes, the legendary Aurora supercell of 2009 slowly spun down and weakened while approaching York. Citizens of York rejoiced, and justifiably so! Still, they might have been spooked at least slightly by this menacingly beautiful twilight scene of the approaching storm column, twisted like visible vaporous taffy, lit from one side by twilight and the other by flickering filaments of lightning.

5 SSW York NE (17 Jun 9), looking NW