Saturday, December 29, 2007

An Interesting Storm Cloud

Supercell developing near Castle Pines - click on photo for larger view

I am going through some pictures I have archived and came across this one. I took this photo on July 12, 2004 at 7:26 PM. You can see the light from the setting sun illuminating the west (right) side of the cloud formation. From this vantage point, I am to the northwest of the storm.

Supercells can bring violent weather, including hail, heavy rain, and even tornadoes. I pulled over to the side of the road on Monarch Boulevard in Douglas County, Colorado to take this shot. To me, it appears this cloud is in the process of exploding, and offers a very interesting view of this dynamic meteorological system.

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