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Daylight Darkens the High Plains

Daylight Darkens the High Plains

Posted: 06/08/19

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Landscapes, Storms


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When beholding an ominous scene such as this, and pondering the relative paucity of meteorological understanding of the era, it's easy to understand how early Great Plains settlers may have considered the world's end as a fate not much more alarming than the biggest, loudest, most stygian storms advancing toward their homesteads. Even then, this maelstrom -- a result of the merger of two supercells and an outflow boundary at the same time -- grew deep and dark, blowing upscale into a prolific producer of hail, severe wind and flooding rains.

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