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The Barbers Pole

By Camelia Czuchnicki

This low precipitation supercell formed late in the day over Broken Bow in south east Nebraska in May 2013. The rotation was evident through the striations and twisting updraft referred to as a barber's pole. The storm was particularly striking at this stage due to the eruption of mammatus from the anvil that was constantly being lit up with lightning. A stunning storm.

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