A Third "Mothership Cloud" Swoops In

June 09, 2012; 7:21 AM
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A "mothership cloud" in May had people talking and now another one has "landed" in Montana.

A Third "Mothership Cloud" Swoops In

Storified by Accu Weather · Fri, Jun 08 2012 12:16:14

Mothership Cloud Number Three

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Photo of the "Simla Structure" on June 7, 2012 in Simla, Colorado by Caryn Hill.

Mothership Cloud Number Two

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Facebook user and weather enthusiast Roger Hill posted this picture of a "Mothership cloud" from a storm on June 4.

"Another day, another amazingly structured supercell. This time, after a LONG drive to northern Montana, we intercepted a tornado warned (rightfully so!) supercelll near the town of Loma, Montana. FANTASTIC structure from the hpish supercell! Couldn't help but smile watching this BEAST!"


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"Ok, this is getting crazy!" Roger Hill wrote. "So many fantastic structured supercells, and today (June 5th) was no exception! We intercepted an HPish storm southeast of Stanford, MT and moved northward as it approached Denton. Off to the south, the structure came into view and low and behold, somewhere between Moccasin and Denton this tornado touched down. Partially rain wrapped at times, we were fortunate enough to look down the notch from the northwest and see this insane sight! I have better structure shots I will put up in another day or so. Structure was slightly enhanced to bring out the tornado."

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