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Third place. With a bang! Thunderstorm over Watson Lake.
Arizona, Prescott
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Twin violent (EF4) tornadoes outside of Wisner, Nebraska on June 16, 2014.
Nebraska, Wisner 2014 June 16
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Tornado Nightmares - A satellite tornado circulates around a newly formed tornado as we crest a hill. Taken minutes after the twin wedge tornado event that hit Pilger, NE approximately 8 miles West of Pender, NE.
Nebraska, Pender 2014 June 16
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A massive cold front with squall line over northern Adriatic sea, Italy.
Italy, northern Adriatic Sea 2014 May 12
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Skies ablaze on the high plains.
North Dakota, Steele 2014 July 5
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Sunset after the storm
New Mexico, Socorro area 2014 September 24
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A storm rolling in with dark and ominous clouds.
Arizona, Tucson 2014 June
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Sunrise with a wall cloud moving over.
Iowa, Eagle Grove 2014 June 22
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Rogue wave on the plains. An incredible shelf cloud.
Oklahoma, Norman
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A ghostly tornado skips and hops across the central Minnesota landscape as it lifted momentarily narrowly missing this rural farmstead.
Minnesota, Benton County 2014 August 24
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Looking southwest at a supercell with a thunderous tornado in progress as it approaches Lake Tiak-O-Khata. April 28, 2014 Louisville, Mississippi.
Mississippi, Louisville 2014 April 28
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A friend and I chasing an EF3 tornado. We had watched and followed it for around 40 minutes until it became rain-wrapped, shortly after this shot.
South Dakota, Camp Crook 2014 June
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Sky roses. A hole in the clouds.
South Carolina 2014 November 18
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A summer squall.
Maryland, Germantown 2014, June 13
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Possibly altocumulus undulatus clouds.
Minnesota, Minnesota 2014 October
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An isolated supercell developed just south of the Red River along a dry line. This was the first storm which developed on this day.
Texas, Henrietta 2014 May 7
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Mammatus clouds form as two storm systems come together over the Hayman Burn Scar at sunset in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The Hayman Fire was Colorado's largest recorded fire burning over 138,000 acres in 2014. This pictures was taken 12 years later during an extensive conservation effort.
Colorado 2014 summer
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Lake Effect snow bands from a Southwest Flight from FNT to MCO at 35,000ft. To see them from above really shows their formation.
Michigan, Detroit to Ohio, Columbus 2015 January 7
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A Colorado rainbow and rainshaft observed while on College of Dupage's Storm Chasing Trip 3.
Colorado, Carr 2014 May 27
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This lone thunderhead quickly blew up just at sunset after a day of monsoonal showers near Williamson Valley, Az. Thunderhead over Table Mountain.
Arizona, Williamson valley
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Amazing beauty from the air. Clouds from airplane: Route Memphis to DFW, Texas .
Over Arkansas or Texas 2015 May 14
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Alien clouds. Beautiful lenticular clouds.
California, Tehachapi 2014 February 1
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Hole punch cloud.
Maryland 2014 December 4
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Mammatus clouds form underneath the anvil of a severe thunderstorm.
Kansas, Smith Center 2014 June 14
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Morning clouds.
Morocco, Ait ben Haddou 2014 October 1
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Charging the city. Powerful lightning strikes the hospital at Trieste.
Italy, Trieste 2014 July 10
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The bolt from the blue over the Trieste Gulf, Slovenia.
Italy, Trieste 2014 July 10
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Monsoon storm producing a forked lightning bolt from the Red Hills Visitors Center at Saguaro National Park in Southern Arizona.
Arizona, Tucson 2014 July 23
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Lightning In The Fields.
Indiana, Valparaiso 2014 October 2
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Five lightning strikes.
Canada, Quebec, Saguenay 2014 August
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Lightning.
Brazil 2015 January 26
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Monsoonal lighting storm captured from backyard.
Arizona, Prescott 2014 July 25
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On the road from Dallas to Lubbock, TX. This small storm developed shortly after midnight.
Texas, Snyder 2014 June
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Lightning! seen from backyard in Rochester, New York, in the town of Greece. Lightning seen before rain started.
New York, Rochester, Greece 2014 May 13
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Looking down the barrel of a hurricane swell of Cristobal
Rhode Island, Matunuck 2014 August
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Nathan Mitchell riding a wave at Gas Chambers Beach, Puerto Rico. This was the biggest swell of the year as a winter storm brought 20-foot swells to the northwest tip of the island. Storms in the North Atlantic bring these mighty waves to the north and eastern shores of the eastern Caribbean islands.
Puerto Rico, Aguadilla 2015 February
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Storm on the West coast of Portugal. In the picture you can see Cabo da Roca , the westernmost point of the European continent.
Protugal, Cabo da Roca 2014 November
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Northern fur seals haul out on San Miguel in the Channel Islands. This swell was caused by Tropical Storm Douglas which had moved north parallel to the Baja Peninsula.
California, Channel Islands, San Miguel Island 2014 July 6
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Storm surf on the Washington coast.
Washington 2014 October
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Huge waves at dawn at Smith Point Beach.
New York, Shirley 2015 March 15
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Ocean swell from a winter storm far to the north thunders ashore as hazardous surf.
Mariana Islands, Guam, Commercial Port 2015 January 4
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Love the Autumn waves and sunshine on the Central Oregon coast!
Oregon, Gleneden 2014 October 21
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Sun pillar at sunrise.
Vermont, Chester 2014 February 9
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The suspension of ice crystals in the lowest levels of the atmosphere helped create this optical display of parhelias across the Iowa landscape.
Iowa, Madrid 2015 January 7
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Ice crystals - Icebow and Contrails
New York, Avon 2015 March
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Montana Moon - a Lunar Halo. "a ring around the moon means rain soon." In this case, probably snow.
Montana, Helena 2015 January 29
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Double rainbow after a storm
Iowa, Independence 2015 July 14
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Beautiful full rainbow after a thunderstorm.
Indiana, Lagro 2014 October 7
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A sun halo.
New York, Stamford 2015 March 1

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