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Cumululus clouds emerged against a blue backdrop over the Pryor Mountains.  About an hour later, the developing storm sprouted a sinewy rope tornado that briefly touched down near Cowley, Wyoming.


Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Last weekend brought the first severe thunderstorm of the season to the Billings area.  Although no tornadoes were spotted, the rotating cell dropped 60-mph winds and golf ball hail that destroyed shingles, windows, and siding all over town.  We were returning from a weekend trip in Wyoming and avoided damage to our car by taking an alternate route, pretending to be storm chasers along a country back road south of the town of Laurel.  In the aftermath of the storm, we were treated to a remarkable double rainbow spanning the horizon.