Lightning can happen anywhere, and it forms inside clouds.
Now would be a good time to get out of the water.
Dust storms are dramatic in their sheer size. They usually don’t cause major damage, but they cause quite a mess.
Still, the immense wave of dust is alarming.
One of the most dramatic and deadly weather formations is the tornado.
These highly destructive storms can form quickly and cause massive damage.
This tornado is kicking up dust in Simla, Colorado.
As exhilarating as the images of tornadoes are, there’s something absolutely terrifying about images of forming tornadoes.
You know it’s coming, and there’s literally nothing you can do to stop it.
You better run.
Even more terrifying than one tornado? Two tornadoes.
A waterspout is a tornado that forms over water, drawing water up into a column like this.
The opposite of a waterspout is a fire whirl.
This might look like a tornado, but it’s actually a stream of hail pouring from the clouds.
And, of course, there are always avalanches. Not technically weather, we guess, but just as dramatic!