A classic supercell drifts over the Loess Hills region of western Iowa on June 20, 2019.
An intense supercell thunderstorm bears down on the high plains near Winona, KS, at dusk on June 8, 2019.
Lightning strikes beneath a striated supercell with "stacked plates" appearance near Winona, KS, on June 8, 2019.
A supercell thunderstorm begins to expose more of its updraft as sunset nears and a capping inversion cuts off its supply of warm, moist air. Shot near Eldorado, OK, on the evening of April 3, 2019.
A ferocious early spring supercell thunderstorm sweeps across the Great Plains of southwest Oklahoma near Gould on April 3, 2019.
An incredible supercell with striations (sometimes called "stacked plates") looms over Douglass, KS, as prolific lightning occurs on its eastern flank. Shot at sunset on June 26, 2018.
An incredible striated supercell drifts over the Kansas prairie near Douglass on the evening of June 26, 2018.
A low-precipitation supercell drifts gracefully above the plains of southwest Oklahoma at dusk on June 23, 2018.
A gorgeous supercell puts on a spectacular lightning show at sunset north of Selden, KS, on June 4, 2015.
An ominous low-level mesocyclone looms large near Glazier, TX, on May 27, 2015.
The setting sun highlights gorgeous mammatus clouds on the backsheared anvil of a supercell near Groom, TX, on April 11, 2015.
Beautiful supercell structure takes on orange hues from the setting sun near Petersburg, NE, on June 16, 2014.
A long-lived supercell finally begins to weaken as capping increases at sunset near Longton, KS, on May 10, 2014.
A classic, striated supercell approaches Howard, KS, just before sunest on May 10, 2014, with an ominous wall cloud beneath the base.
A classic, striated supercell approaches Howard, KS, just before sunest on May 10, 2014. The rear-flank downdraft can be seen carving into the updraft base.
A classic, striated supercell approaches Howard, KS, just before sunest on May 10, 2014.
A classic supercell with "stacked plates" drifts over the Flint Hills of Kansas near Piedmont on May 10, 2014.
An intense supercell is illuminated by the setting sun near Great Bend, KS, on April 7, 2013.
An anticyclonic LP supercell begins to shrivel up near Fletcher, OK, on March 30, 2013.
A tornadic supercell bears down on Bethany, OK, toward the tail end of rush hour on May 29, 2012. This storm produced hail larger than softballs!
A frightening shelf cloud ushers an intense HP supercell into the city of Clinton, OK, on May 19, 2012.
An HP supercell moves over the small town of Gould, OK, on April 13, 2012, preceded by an ominous shelf cloud.
A classic supercell puts on an amazing show of storm structure near Retrop, OK, on March 18, 2012.
A classic supercell puts on an amazing show of storm structure near Mangum, OK, on March 18, 2012.
This is what storm chasers refer to as "Panhandle Magic!" The setting sun on October 11, 2011, enhances an already jaw-dropping supercell scene near Alanreed, TX.
Incredible supercell structure in the Texas Panhandle near Alanreed on October 11, 2011.
A nasty HP supercell approaches Shattuck, OK, at sunset on June 11, 2011.
A beautiful high-based supercell provides fleeting rainfall for the parched Texas Panhandle near Darrouzett on June 11, 2011.
An imposing supercell bears down on Ada, OK, producing a cone tornado just west of town. Shot just before sunset on May 21, 2011.
A downburst emenates from an HP supercell near Henrietta, TX, on April 22, 2011.
Tornadic supercell with a pronounced wall cloud moves across the prairie near Madill, OK, on April 14, 2011.
An outflow-dominant HP supercell approaches near Concordia, KS, on June 19, 2010.
A classic supercell makes its presence known over the desolate High Plains south of Akron, CO, on June 10, 2010.
An incredible supercell exhibits classic structure near Dear Trail, CO, on June 10, 2010.
A beautiful supercell moves gracefully over the parched landscape northeast of Denver International Airport on June 10, 2010.
Amazing, classic supercell structure near Hosmer, SD, on May 22, 2010.
A tornadic supercell terrorizes the Texas Panhandle between Dumas and Stinnett on May 18, 2010.
An HP supercell glides eastward at sunset northeast of Sidney, NE, on June 5, 2009.
A spectacular cloud-to-ground lightning bolt emanates from a supercell north of Stephenville, TX, on May 5, 2009.
The setting sun bathes an HP supercell with a spectacular array of colors northeast of Seymour, TX, on June 16, 2008.