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Storms build west of Lake McConaughy Nebraska and add to the beauty of the scene. This area gets many tornadic storms every spring.

Mammatus clouds often associated with thunderstorms and severe weather
Mammatus
Greeley Colorado

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1/2 mile wide tornado O'Neil Nebraska June 9th 2003
O"neil Nebraska
Tornado 1/3 to 1/2 mile wide at times.

Kansas Tornado in May of 1998
Kansas tornado Spinning over open farmland

Destructive tornado near Basset Nebraska June 1999
Basset Nebraska One of two tornadoes we photographed
within minutes of each other.


Wall cloud seen here indicates a Mesocyclone - a rapidly rotating air mass within a thunderstorm that often gives rise to a tornado.. Kansas Nebraska border 1998
Nebraska/Colorado border
wall cloud 

Twister near Yuma Colorado  1998
Twister Near Yuma Colorado 
Short lived yet exciting

Wall cloud seen here indicates a Mesocyclone - a rapidly rotating air mass within a thunderstorm that often gives rise to a tornado
Giant Wall cloud East of Fort Moran, Colorado that produced a tornado 30 minutes later

Mesocyclone - a rapidly rotating air mass within a thunderstorm that often gives rise to a tornado
Rotating Cell in Nebraska 
Storm rotation was very visible

Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library

Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library
Credit:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library

Tornado tearing up Colorado Plains July 21st 2000
Weld County Colorado

May 7th 2002 Pratt Kansas Tornado
Pratt Kansas Tornado It destroyed a farm home minutes
after this photo was taken

Panoramic Photo was taken of the damage a tornado caused in new  Richmond, Wisconsin on June 12 1899.

Copyright deposit; Fred E. Holcombe; August 14, 1899
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1899 June 12
Copyright claimant's address: Stillwater, Minn.

Copyright deposit; Fred E. Holcombe; August 14, 1899.
PART OF Panoramic photographs (Library of Congress)
REPOSITORY Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA


Panoramic  view of tornado damage was the  Fergus Falls, Minn. after the cyclone, June 22, 1919

Copyright deposit; W. T. Oxley; July 15, 1919
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1919 June 22
Copyright deposit; W. T. Oxley; July 15, 1919; DLC/PP-1919:45996.

Copyright claimant's address: Fergus Falls, Minn.
REPOSITORY Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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You always have the chance for a beautiful sunset on most chases as seen here.
 

Time Lapse Video of Storm Forming Minutes before tornado
Time Lapse video of several supercells with strong rotation minutes before a tornado warning was issued on them.

Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library;

Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library
Credit:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce

Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library