Video: Stormchasers risk their lives to capture supercell thunderstorm

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On Sunday a group of stormchasers representing Basehunters captured live footage of a supercell thunderstorm wreaking havoc over the fields of Wyoming.

Although the least common of thunderstorms, supercells are one of the most dangerous and violent tornadoes in the U.S. With its spinning updrafts of air capable of reaching and surpassing 100 miles per hour, supercells are known to cause flash flooding, unleash torrents of rain, and drop golf ball-sized hailstones.

Here are few additional examples of these fearsome forces of nature.

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Image credit: Mike Hollingshead

Image credit: Mike Hollingshead

Information sourced from IFLS

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