Time-lapse Satellite Animations Show Birth of Giant Thunderstorms in Glorious Detail

I often find myself transfixed when big, towering thunderheads boil up along Colorado’s Front Range, where I live. Hail-spitting, tornado-spawning supercells are not required. Even a lone cell can have that effect on me.

So when the folks at the Satellite Blog of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies began posting animations of thunderstorms taking shape — as seen from space by  the GOES-14 weather satellite — I thought I would share them with you, along with imag

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