In Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas, on Saturday, a “supercell” thunderstorm erupted, and the tops reached at least 40-50 thousand feet high in the atmosphere. The storms formed in a region of highly unstable air which helped them achieve such altitudes, states The Washington Post.
The storms stand out for their tall structure and imposing presence more than for the damage they produced, states WaPo.
Although each storm discharged large hail, neither made tornadoes or generated wind damage.
Note: video is time-lapsed, not normal speed.
NWS Lubbock, TX
3 thoughts on “Photo Blog: Strange ‘Nuclear-Shaped’ Clouds In Texas On Saturday”
Hate to say this, but there’s a blogger in Scotland who will see this and put two and two together and conclude that the stories about the ISIS camp south of the border and the U.S. troop movement towards that location and that this is a sign that either ISIS has dirty weapons or we’ve nuked their camp. Just saying.
I should have mentioned that the video is time-lapse photography, not normal speed.
I think it was something out of the norm, but not completely bizarre.
I see that you have tried to get the blogger at ShaunyNews to see the light about America. Good luck with that. I don’t know if you saw his post about his “stalker,” but it’s about me. I have grown tired off his ridiculous posts about America. The one you commented on is classic — he clearly doesn’t have a clue about what he’s posting about America, but insists it’s all true because it comes to him from Americans — yeah, like the one who posts anonymous videos on YouTube while wearing a mask. I’ve tried to tell him that most of these things he posts are factually untrue and it’s easy to find the countervailing facts if he just did a little bit of research, but he doesn’t want to hear it. So, now he’s banned me from commenting on his blog. I’m surprised he let your comment through. He doesn’t seem to like comments that question his methods.