The 2013 storm season was notable for producing several slow moving supercells including this one on June 14th west of West Point, Nebraska. I photographed the storm as it rotated in place for approximately 30 minutes. It produced abundant cloud to ground lightning. Many of these strikes were dangerous anvil bolts such as the one below. Anvil bolts often reach out and strike the ground far away from the rotating updraft base. Still images and supercell time-lapse movie below.
Play Movie! The West Point Supercell by Stephen Locke
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