POTD: Harbinger

Harbinger
Antelope Creek, Montana
2021

Camping at the American Prairie Reserve, the storm around this worrisome cloud actually passed to the west of us, but it was a precursor of a sibling storm that hit us later in the evening. That storm brought strong winds, plenty of rain, and near-constant lightning all around, but thankfully only small hail. But that storm itself was a precursor of what was to come the next night a little further east when a storm brought 3″ hail and wind gusts to 113 mph. The area was later declared a disaster zone. Fortunately we headed further west, not east the next day and had a very calm night.

4 thoughts on “POTD: Harbinger”

  1. Wow! That is a very ominous cloud – I’ve never seen one like that. Glad you didn’t get the worst of the storm.

    1. Thanks Michael. Although it was totally different it kept bringing yo mind the term “anvil cloud” only upside down in this case.

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