“They sicken of the calm who know the storm.” ~ Dorothy Parker, Sunset Gun
A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. (Photo by Sean Heavey) National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010
Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas Credit & Copyright: Eric Nguyen (Oklahoma U.), www.mesoscale.ws Explanation: The scene might have been considered serene if it weren't for the tornado. Last June in Kansas, storm chaser Eric Nguyen photographed this budding twister in a different light -- the light of a rainbow. Pictured above, a white tornado cloud descends from a dark storm cloud. The Sun, peeking through a clear patch of sky to the left, illuminates some buildings in the foreground. Sunlight reflects off raindrops to form a rainbow. By coincidence, the tornado appears to end right over the rainbow. Streaks in the image are hail being swept about by the high swirling winds.