061709 - Strong Nebraska Thunderstorms (B&W)
June 17, 2009 - Kearney Nebraska US
A Photogaphic Beast....
I wasn't chasing this day. Truck was in the shop, and I was at my son's baseball game. Though we did have the perfect view north, while the game was in play.
June is go time when it come to severe weather here in Nebraska. Heat temps were in the upper 90s and we had all the right ingredients for some nasty weather to form. We had just the right amount of shear that helped produced this tornadic storm cell that day.
At the time of these captures, this storm cell was in peak mature stage. Just 20 miles north and east of Kearney Nebraska, the areas between Ravenna, and Gibbon. Golf ball sized hail and torrential rainfall, with a Tornado warning boot.
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