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Rotating Supercell Looms Over Oklahoma Amid Tornado Warning

A Oklahoma-based weather photographer captured stunning timelapse footage of a rotating supercell close to Etowah, Oklahoma, on April 19, as the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area.

Storm chaser and photographer Alexander Spahn captured a 20-minute-long timelapse of what what he called “one of the most impressive thunderstorms I’ve ever seen.”

Speaking to Storyful, Spahn said the supercell produced “prolific lightning” and spawned “numerous tornadoes.”

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for central and southern Oklahoma on April 19. Credit: Alexander Spahn via Storyful

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