Good morning! I had a project to share with you today, but I decided these pictures I snapped of a storm that popped up last night were too good not to share. My camera isn't the best at zooming, but you can definitely see a storm shaping in these photos. In the midwest, tornados are a routine part of spring and early summer. We go through the drills, and teach our kids early on to watch the weather this time of year, pay attention, and be prepared, but you're never quite prepared for the phenominal destruction that one of these storms can leave in it's aftermath. The last time we were hit by devistating storms was in 2004, when it took the majority of the roof off of our home, broke out windows, and left a path of destruction for miles. This storm didn't get that close to us, but there were reported sights of up to three tornados on the ground within this cell in surrounding areas, with no reports of damage to my knowledge.
Photo #1 - At this point the storm was Northeast of New Cambria.
Photo #2 - A little more distant picture as the wall cloud slowly moves east/southeast.
Photo #3 - As the storm traveled, you could see the rotation in the lower part of the wall cloud.
Photo #4 - The storm is tracking over the Callao area, and continues to become larger and wider.
Photo #5 - At this point the storm appears to be at it widest point.
Photo #6 - The tails that started dropping down out of the wall cloud. You can see the tapering, and rotation as the clouds gather and spin.
Photo #7 - Three tails appear to be dipping down out of that huge cloud, and shortly after the storm started to dissipate.
I thank you so much for stopping by today. I wish you a blessed and "storm free" weekend, and LOTS of happy stamping!