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Beautifully structured supercell thunderstorm in American Plains

Photo of the Day: Thunder On The Plains

10/22/14

A supercell thunderstorm, like the one shown here, is a storm with a deep rotating updraft, called a mesocyclone. They’re the rarest type of storm, but if a supercell forms near you, watch out—they’re notorious for bringing really extreme weather. (Image Credit: iStock/Minerva Studio)

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