In the Clouds Photography

LP supercell quickly deteriorating as we approach (Murphy's Law).
HP supercell on the heels of the previous storm has the classic shelf cloud.
A window of opportunity to drive between a series of mean-looking storms.
To the west, the sky is more docile with shallow cumulus clouds and a setting sun.
To the east, a mesoscale convective complex (MCC) is born.
The anvil of this night's MCC is lit bright white as the sun has not yet set.
A zoom of the updraft edge and anvil reveals a seashell scallop pattern.
The sun lowers and the shadows of the updrafts grow longer while the MCC matures.
The anvil reveals some fantastic air currents - I would not want to fly an airplane close to a storm such as this one.

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Suggested reading & related info:

Book: Tornado Alley. Monster Storms of the Great Plainsby Dr. Howard Bluestein
Book: The Tornado: Nature's Ultimate Windstormby Thomas P. Grazulis
Magazine: Weatherwise
Web: Storm Track
Web: TESSA Weather Bulletin
Web: Storm Chasing with Safety, Courtesy, and Responsibility
Web: SPC Tornado FAQ