December 19, 2011
This swirl also formed fast and the colors were brighter than the picture shows. Being a Bay Area, CA native, I’d never experienced such weather and when people started throwing out words like “tornado”, I got a little nervous. Again, taken in June of 2009 outside Denver, CO.
submission from jellynotjam

This swirl also formed fast and the colors were brighter than the picture shows. Being a Bay Area, CA native, I’d never experienced such weather and when people started throwing out words like “tornado”, I got a little nervous. Again, taken in June of 2009 outside Denver, CO.

submission from jellynotjam

November 22, 2011
Lightning and tornado - from http://scienceavenger.blogspot.com/2009/04/lightning-tornado-photo.html
(submission from dennisswrdls)

Lightning and tornado - from http://scienceavenger.blogspot.com/2009/04/lightning-tornado-photo.html

(submission from dennisswrdls)

June 8, 2011

A week after a 200-mile-an-hour (322-kilometer-an-hour) tornado destroyed much of Joplin, Missouri, a NASA satellite captured this false-color depiction of the destruction.
In this image, vegetation is red, buildings are blue, and the tornado’s path is shown as a blue trail stretching from left to right.

A week after a 200-mile-an-hour (322-kilometer-an-hour) tornado destroyed much of Joplin, Missouri, a NASA satellite captured this false-color depiction of the destruction.

In this image, vegetation is red, buildings are blue, and the tornado’s path is shown as a blue trail stretching from left to right.

April 27, 2011
An F3 Category tornado swirls across a South Dakota prairie. Its winds clocked in between 158 and 206 mph (254 to 332 kph). 

An F3 Category tornado swirls across a South Dakota prairie. Its winds clocked in between 158 and 206 mph (254 to 332 kph).