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May 20, 2014 03:00 PM

“Let’s see you one-up this with a computer, James Cameron,” we like to imagine Mother Nature thinking to herself when she puts things like this together.

Weather buffs in Wyoming and Nebraska got to witness some very intense cloud formations over the weekend, and they’re as beautiful as they are intimidating.

The “supercell storm” pictured is a type of isolated thunderstorm that contains “a deep and persistent rotating updraft called a mesocyclone,” the National Weather Service informs us. Note the presence of “cyclone” in there: As breathtaking as these cloud formations are, supercell storms are dangerous because they can transform into major tornadoes, like beautiful butterflies becoming hateful, nightmarish wasps.

That said, you’re safe from them while at your desk, so please enjoy this wonderful footage free from the fear of superstorms. Or wasps.

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