Beautiful Time-Lapse Photography of Supercell, Wall Cloud, Funnel in Kansas

Great time-lapse photography of storm cloud formations in Kansas.

On May 21, 2011, storm chaser/photographer Chad Cowan documented this extremely photogenic supercell in northeast Kansas. In the first part of the video, the wall cloud and funnel(s) were directly over downtown Topeka, and it appeared that Topeka was about to take a direct hit. Luckily, the storm did not produce a tornado until it was northeast of town. After the sun set, Chad dropped south and documented a storm that had developed near Emporia, which produced an EF-3 tornado in the town of Reading where it destroyed over 20 houses. The final shot in this video is of that storm approaching and blacking out the horizon.

Shot with the Canon 5D Mark II and 17-40 f/4L wide angle lens.

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