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Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota
This image shows a very well developed Wall Cloud and lightning from a large Supercell storm over Lake Sakakawea in central ND. A Wall Cloud is a "foot like" formation which may sometimes protrude below the cloud base on a large storm. It is from the Wall Cloud that funnels usually develop. This storm produced a great deal of hail and rain but no funnel clouds were reported. This was one of several supercell thunderstorms which hit North Dakota on June 9, 2001. While this storm was developing, another storm hit Bismarck, 50 miles to the south, and caused over 200 million dollars in damage.
Paul L Meisel
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