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9 Mesmerizing GIFs Of Dangerous Storms In Tornado Alley

Storm chaser Mike Hollingshead took these images of dangerous severe weather storms in Nebraska. Amazingly, Hollingshead created the GIFs from single photos (not time-lapses or videos) using Photoshop.

Posted on May 20, 2015, at 4:18 p.m. ET

1. This is what a supercell storm looks like in the middle of Nebraska.

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Supercells are rotating single updraft storms that produce most severe weather, Mike Hollingshead told BuzzFeed over email.

2. They are the rarest type of thunderstorm.

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3. The supercells may look eerily majestic.

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"Storms such as this attack your senses in a big way. The wind, the shapes, the changes, the flashing lightning and the noise all add to this amazing experience. It is also nice to be chasing it with so many friends," said Hollingshead.

4. And they're alluring to watch.

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5. But the storms can easily cause destruction.

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"It is really rotating and getting rather crazy looking. You could hear a constant roll of thunder as it approached but never really see any lightning. The sun was really back-lighting this storm now. The more direct back-lighting you get the more it makes clouds look black," Hollinghead described one of the storms.

6. Because storms like these produce the majority of tornadoes.

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"... During this there are some birds chirping. The chirping gets kind of funny as the storm moves closer. It is like they know and are chirping a lot less. You'd hear an occasional chirp and notice it almost sounds like an 'oohhhh crap' chirp,'" he wrote.

7. Hollingshead also captured images of these severe general linear storms.

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8. Storms like these are common in the summer and can produce damaging, strong winds.

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9. Winter storms seem calm in comparison.

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A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.