Kansas twisters, May 24th, 2016 Multiple, large, violent tornadoes moved through southwest Kansas. This was a rope tornado, from the same parent supercell that later produced some of the large tornadoes. Ef3-4+ tornadoes. Pic from Alex Hutchins.
Supercells, sometimes called rotating thunderstorms, are formed by a deep, constantly rotating updraft of wind. In the United States, the devastating storms are most common in the famed "Tornado Alley." #WowScience Credit: Colt Forney