Storm clouds

storm clouds n: clouds that precede or produce stormy weather such as cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds. Cumulus clouds, which indicate low-level atmospheric moisture often precede storms. Cumulonimbus clouds, or thunderstorms, produce stormy weather. The rarest thunderstorm type, the supercell, produces the most violent weather including the most significant tornadoes, giant hail, deadly lightning and damaging microburst winds.

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Storm bubbles upward in sepia glow of sunset, time lapse, Bowie, Texas.

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Golden-lit mammatus from a storm gliding across sky, Roswell, New Mexico.

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