The devastating Pentecost storm that swept over North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany in 2014. The storm was described as one of the most violent in decades by the German weather service.
It is difficult to find the right words for what we were allowed to experience that day in Kansas. In the end it was “just” a tornado, a maximum of pure vertical vorticity materialized in a condensed cloud funnel. For us it was much more – it was Mother Nature in her perfect form, an exclusive moment, pure fascination and the highlight of our tour so far.
After a hot day, numerous thunderstorms formed between the Alps and Munich.
Shortly after a strong thunderstorm cell passed over our location near Fulda (Hessen, Germany), a second, weaker thunderstorm formed.
This supercell displayed its dangerous beauty in the light of the setting sun. The blue sky was visible on the left while the anvil spread out above it at a height of around 15 km.
Sometimes there are storm colors and moods that you can only explain as “wow”.
Another view of an impressive shelf cloud at the coast of the Baltic Sea
These cloud bumps are called mammatus clouds. They look particularly impressive when illuminated by the setting sun.
The mood was just brutal!
Panorama of the intense hail core of this severe line of thunderstorms with a photogenic shelf cloud on its front.
After moving towards Eastern Bavaria, the lightning activity quickly increased and beautiful laminar structures formed on this shelf cloud near Dorfen.
An ingenious crawler action on the back of the powerful thunderstorm cell west of Munich.
Impressive shelf cloud near the lighthouse in the north of Schleswig-Holstein
Shelf cloud near Ulm in southern Germany
This was the big highlight of a severe weather outbreak on that day in the Plains of Northern Italy.
Incredible atmosphere over the Chiemsee.