Friday, August 30, 2019
Kansas Supercell Timelapse
This is a time-lapse of a supercell thunderstorm that produced a brief tornado near Alta Vista, Kansas., August 15. The storm occurred in the Flint Hills region of our state. Few people live there. Because of its nourishing grass, it is the largest cattle grazing area of the world.
A supercell is a rotating thunderstorm (you can see the rotation in the time-lapse). It is the only type of storm that can produce the rare super tornadoes (F-5's) and giant hail.