Ominous cloud depicts storm’s strength

This dramatic cloud formation was photographed by Nicole Loeffler in Reno County Tuesday night. The structure was morphing from a supercell thunderstorm to a more linear cluster of thunderstorms.

That’s not to say the storm had lost its ability to produce large hail, however, as Loeffler’s car can attest. She and her chase partner were caught out on an open road, and by the time they took shelter in a stranger’s house, the damage had been done.