Storm Clouds Over Northeastern Colorado

June 10, 2011

Photographer: Debi Bratrsovsky; Debi's Website
Summary Author
: Debi Bratrsovsky; Jim Foster

June 2011 Earth Science Picture of the Day Viewer's Choice

The photo above showing an ominous sky was taken from my home, about four miles (6.5 km) northeast of Fort Morgan, Colorado, on June 21, 2010. I was captivated by the angry colors of these storm clouds as nightfall approached -- the Sun had not yet set. We were under a tornado warning, so after getting my children to safety downstairs, I headed out to our deck to watch the storm move in across the plains. Soon, powerful winds, like none I had ever experienced, signaled this severe storm's arrival. Our home sustained some damage but no funnel clouds were sighted. However, a tornado was confirmed just a couple of miles from my location.