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This Wyoming superstorm time-lapse is what nightmares are made of

A preview of the coming apocalypse.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on May 19, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 7:07 am CDT

Want to relive that scene in the last episode of True Detective where Matthew McConaughey, lost in a psychopath’s occult labyrinth, hallucinates a great funneling storm cloud? Then go log into your parents’ HBO Go account, because this Wyoming supercell is the real deal.

Wow, Wyoming – What a thunderstorm! See time lapse: (Photo via @basehunters)

— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) May 19, 2014

A Basehunters crew driving from the town of Wright to Newcastle filmed the eye-popping structure as it spiraled into being, and their time-lapse video is nothing short of gobsmacking.

Wouldn’t it be great if the end of the world looked like this? Then Bill Nye and evangelical climate change deniers could both be right. 

H/T Hypervocal | Photo via BasehuntersChasing/YouTube

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*First Published: May 19, 2014, 4:39 pm CDT