Have you ever in your life seen anything so freaky? It’s like concept art from an alien invasion movie. Seriously: wow.
This is no visual effect. According to NASA, it’s an actual supercell storm cloud photographed this past July over Glasgow, Montana. If it looks like the biggest tornado ever, there’s good reason. Apparently it’s a “rotating updraft” spanning several kilometers, and dropping heavy rain and hurricane-force winds. NASA says that in this type of storm cell, it’s common for the outer edges to sport “jagged, sculptured clouds” while “wind swept dust and rain” are what’s coming down out of the center. That tiny little thing on the ground is a tree, and I’m thinking it’s not long for this world.
I had no idea that such things as this ever happened on our planet. I mean, it looks like a hurricane over dry land. Or a big honkin’ flying saucer coming straight down for a landing. Or maybe the foot of a giant space elephant, about to stomp the Earth. I’ve got a million of ’em…
What’s it look like to you?