Shot in Wyoming and South Dakota by photographer Nicolaus Wegner in the summer of 2013, this video for National Geographic is an incredible look into the thunderstorms and mesocyclones — powerful vortexes of air within thunderstorms, creating a supercell — that roll across the northern Great Plains.

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via Bad Astronomy.

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