Gathering Storm, New Mexico High Plains

Wind and the windmills they power are the very essences of the High Plains, from West Texas and New Mexico on to Montana and beyond.  Early formation of shelf clouds here spoke the language of a young storm already ready to rock, drenching a parched land with flash-flooding rains and assembling a wall of wind to shove into that of other storms to the east.  Although this one spent itself on limited fuel, other such storms grow into ripping swaths of outflow fury, blasting uninhibited down the open prairie, unstoppable by any force less than a slab of more-stable nighttime air to be encountered several hours and hundreds of miles away.

3 NW Solano NM (6 Jun 17) Looking NNE
35.8766, -104.1018

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