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Photograph by Mitch Dobrowner Mobridge, South Dakota The striated layers of rotating cloud that surround an updraft are a supercell signature. But what captivated Dobrowner about this storm was something more primal and figurative. "It was like watching a monster in the dark," he remembers. "We weren't able to see it until a series of lightning bolts rained down. Then it was like watching a dragon in the night sky."
Awe-Inspiring Skies, Captured by an Extreme Storm Chaser | A fog storm overtakes the Badlands of South Dakota on June 18, 2008. Mike Hollingshead | WIRED.com