Watch an epic supercell tear through Wyoming

A breathtaking time lapse captures this weekend's powerful storm VIDEO

Topics: Video, timelapse, Supercell, Extreme weather, Storm, Wyoming, ,

Officially, the term “extreme weather” can be used to refer to everything from heat waves to heavy rainfall. That being the case, we’re going to need a different phrase entirely to describe this mind-blowing time lapse of a supercell that hit eastern Wyoming Sunday evening.

The video comes to us courtesy of Basehunters, a group of storm chasers based in Norman, Oklahoma, which managed to get terrifyingly close to the supercell as it spun from Wright to Newcastle, WY.

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No dramatic, this-is-our-scary-new-normal implications here (although climate change, go figure, could make for more supercell-friendly conditions in certain regions). Just a particularly breathtaking reminder of the raw power of nature:

Lindsay Abrams
Lindsay Abrams is a staff writer at Salon, reporting on all things sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @readingirl, email labrams@salon.com.

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