Birth of a Wall Cloud

Birth of a Wall Cloud

Beyond the gypsum and dolomite strings in Permian redbeds, beyond the lonesome Plains highway’s hilltop, a nascent supercell emerged from the rim of a messy thunderstorm cluster to develop the first scuddy shreds of a wall cloud, within a persistent inflow notch.  As often is the case, this initial mesocyclonic gestation failed to give birth to a tornado, or even a sustained low-level rotation signature on radar.   Still, the feature portended cycles of more robust development to come after the storm crossed that old Red River.

13 SE Crowell TX (10 Apr 16) Looking NNW
33.8225, -99.5959

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