Tag Archives: thunderstorm

Touchdown

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.

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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.