Every so often, I receive an email message from a friend, family member or coworker with various weather photos attached. The photos are always neat to see and I am happy that these folks think of me when they see weather-related photos. Please, keep them coming!
I will periodically post one photo from these emails and talk about it, as there are plenty of photoshopped weather photos on the net. There are also a surprising number of real photos with false explanations. Finally, some of these photos are uncredited, and so I will attempt to find the original creator and link it here.
THESE PHOTOS ARE NOT MINE, PLEASE DO NOT CREDIT ME FOR THEM!! Too many times storm chasers and photographers will work exceptionally hard to take the right photo, just to have someone else take the credit. I will attempt to find the original creator, and if you have more information (or it is you!) please let me know.
With that, I bring you Weather Photo #1:
This photo is beautiful, and, is likely real, although touched-up a bit. The description reads, “Line of building towers flanking from a thunderstorm.” These are the right words, but probably in the wrong order. We have towering cumulus forming along a flanking line. The flanking line is the name given to storms forming on the outflow boundary of a mature thunderstorm (the one producing rain in the background). Overall though, the description was close.
Real, mostly accurate, and credited. Enjoy the photo!
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