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Professional storm chaser

Close-range image of a landspout tornado, was captured by Jim Reed in western Kansas on May 8, 2008.

Tornado, The Ozarks, Missouri ... it's not Kansas but it sure looks like a page out of the "Wizard of Oz."

Supercells are rotating updrafts within severe thunderstorms; they’re big, and scary. They can appear anywhere in the world given the right meteorological conditions, but most times they appear in the Great Plains of the US, last generally 2-3 hours and they sometimes split in 2, with the two resulting storms going in opposite directions. The supercells usually produce huge amounts of hail, torrential rainfall, strong winds, and substantial downbursts and are often carriers of giant hail.