A giant mushroom-shaped cloud appeared over the city of Tyumen in south central Russia was spotted and shot by amateur photographers across the area, with images quickly going viral online. Similar “supercell” thuderstorm clouds appeared near Lubbock, Texas, in April.
There has been no official word on what caused the cloud in Tyumen, writes the Irish Mirror. The huge cloud stopped motorists on roads around the town, who took pictures. The Irish Mirror reported that the appearance of the mushroom-type cloud generated panic, with social media in a tizzy about whether World War III is starting.