Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A supercell thunderstorm that will leave you in awe of its majesty and power

Below is a video of the formation of a supercell thunderstorm that will leave you in awe of its majesty and power.

This time-lapse video by photographer Mike Olbinski is a work of art. He does a lot of these kind of videos and managed to capture this one near Booker, Texas on June 3rd, 2013 (it took him four years to find just the right one to record). I urge you to watch it, and I promise that you'll not regret what you see. I personally think the footage is spellbinding. Note the houses (they are little bumps on the horizon) to give the thing a truly awesome scale.

26 comments:

  1. I used to live in the midwest and watched those form all the time, including once when it formed a tornado and we watched it race across the open fields.
    Don't see those as often here. Now I just watch hurricanes instead.

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  2. That was great. I love to watch videos involving nature, weather, space, planets, etc.

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  3. Very cool to watch. He also did a great job of capturing the "weather mood" with the light music in the background. Nature is awesome.

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  4. I really don't get why in this age of technology we need these guys running around chasing storms and then getting killed.

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  5. Oh wow this is amazing. I love thunderstorms anyway but I've never seen anything like this.

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  6. I'll have to check this out when I get home. The work computers don't play well with internet videos.

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  7. Awe dang. My internet connection is too slow today to play the vid.

    Really annoying, because storms have fascinated me ever since I was a kid.

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  8. Like Alex, I grew up in the Midwest and then moved to the East Coast, trading tornadoes for hurricanes. In Egypt, I just have to worry about dust storms -- and the occasional revolution! lol

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  9. So many photos show the destructive nature of these events so it was interesting to see this depicted in an almost spiritual way. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. awww crap. I can't watch it on my work PC. I'll have to remember to watch it later

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  11. Wow! That's the kind of storm that would make me want to hide in the basement.

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  12. Powerful and frightening. It's humbling to see what nature can conjure.

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  13. That was beautiful, but also a little scary.

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  14. Wow! I love storms and got to see some truly spectacular ones here in Chicago as well as on the Washington and Oregon Coast.

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  15. Basically all I have to say to that is O_O. So freaking cool!!!

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)

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  16. We've started having small tornadoes here in Central Europe too, which is deeply shocking since we've never had those in million years. People think that USA does it using satellites so that they would destroy our crops and that we would buy their GMO seeds (which are banned in most EU countries) and thus give money to that horrid Monsanto corporation.... It's deeply disturbing.

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  17. I love thunderstorms--hurricanes and other intense weather not so much!

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  18. I love watching videos and programs on nature gone wild, but it would be terrifying to be caught up in one.

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  19. How ominous, beautiful and frightening. It looks like the sky will devour the earth.

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  20. This is so awesome! Its amazing that he got so close.

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  21. I did see this -- I think one of the science writers I followed linked to it. He described it as "forgetting to breathe" or some such.

    I definitely just watched it several times in a row. Holy hell.

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