Video shows supercell thunderstorm take shape
'Tis the season for severe weather across the Midwest and storm chasers have been out in full force capturing Nature's fury.
It's a sight that we never see out here in the Northwest -- a super cell thunderstorm spinning in the skies, unleashing torrents of rain and lightning, and perhaps a tornado.
While I'm sure we're thankful that we don't have to deal with the storms' destructive power, there is a certain beauty to those storms we're missing, but lucky for us there are those willing to bring the storms to us.
The time lapse video above was shot by storm chaser Stephen Locke and features a number of super cells that broke out in Climax, Kansas on May 10.
The majestic rotation is caused when you have the wind blowing in different directions at different altitudes. When the winds veer in a clockwise direction with height, the strong updrafts in the middle of the storm start getting pushed around -- quite literally.
If you're curious about how those monster storms form, check out this explainer from Weather Underground.