VORTEX2 2009 - Jeff Frame
Sunset Supercell

Sunset Supercell

We punched through the hook of this supercell to get back ahead of it, and dropped south from Lamar, CO, to stay out of its way. We were stopped by pilot car road construction on our way south, allowing for this shot of the sunset illuminating the north edge of the updraft. Although we made it through the construction, many others were not so fortunate and were trapped in baseball-sized hail as the storm overtook them. Taken June 11, 2009.

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