Mushroom Cloud East of Madison

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    I had to pull into the Edgewood College parking lot to get a clear field of view for my iPhone. It was as if a hydrogen bomb had gone off in the distance -- and, energywise, it had. To give you some idea of the scale of this thunderhead, it was about 20 miles east of the city when the photo was taken. There's a lot of energy packed into the intensely hot, humid weather we've been having. A typical thunderstorm has about the same amount of energy as a small H-bomb. It just doesn't release it all at once.

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    1. madcitymoo 46 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot!

    2. OldOnliner 46 months ago | reply

      I think this is the same cloud shot from Janesville location at almost the same time:

      Yeah, 's photo seems to show the area on the right and below the "anvil" of your mushroom cloud.

    3. swpars 46 months ago | reply

      One of my facebook contacts who lives near Oregon, WI got a shot of this cloud as well. Amazing.

    4. Zé.Valdi 46 months ago | reply

      Congratulations for the Explore!

    5. rhyspope 46 months ago | reply

      Awesome weather photography! Deserves the explore! Well taken!

    6. Uncle Bicycle 46 months ago | reply

      Another closeup taken from Jenifer St., about 5 minutes before you shot yours:

      Thunderhead at Sunset

    7. NetAgra 46 months ago | reply

      Great picture and a great photo thread, guys!

    8. longrieg 46 months ago | reply

      Well, there goes Milwaukee.

    9. VinothChandar 46 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot!

    10. a└3 X 46 months ago | reply

      very impressive

    11. viennamac 46 months ago | reply

      Wow, fantastic shot!

    12. Gamma Infinity 46 months ago | reply

      Definitely a convection cell on steroids. The physics really are fairly close to a nuke cloud only way slower and cooler.

    13. pdxdiaperguy 46 months ago | reply

      totally awesome photo - i miss those colossal thunderstorms

    14. Oscar.vng 46 months ago | reply

      Fantastica! felicidades por el Explore, si te apetece visita mi blog
      Fantastic! congratulations on Explore, if you like visit my blog

    15. Rututui 46 months ago | reply

      great shot, well done.

    16. Fleezz 45 months ago | reply

      Wow! This is very impressive! Thanks for sharing

    17. Apples&Penguins 45 months ago | reply

      amazing if anyone would be kind enough to check my stuff out i just joined thanks :)

    18. Htcnano 45 months ago | reply

      wow hydrogen bomb !

    19. catlady87 45 months ago | reply

      omg! tempest in a teapubpot at fitzkochwalkerstan? ouch!

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