Desert Storm Aftermath
October 04, 2003
The photo above shows cumulonimbus clouds dispersing after a summer thunderstorm in the remote Coal Valley, of south-central Nevada. This region only receives about two inches (5 cm) of precipitation per year, mostly as a result large convective storms, such as this one. The mountains in the background are part of the volcanic Seaman Range. During sunset, the ash-flow tuff in these mountains glows a vibrant red, as shown above.