Black Hills, SD Supercell


A supercell thunderstorm over the Black Hills of western South Dakota. June 1st, 2015.

After starting the morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I managed to leave by 6 a.m. and arrive in South Dakota before sunset. (That was over 800 miles of driving, nearly non-stop.) A supercell thunderstorm was slowly drifting into the Black Hills, after developing just north of Rapid City, South Dakota. The thunderstorm had great structure and I arrived in time to see the tail end of the storm. I drove into Black Hills National Forecast and captured a few screengrabs from the rooftop camera on my car. The photo above was one of the better shots.

Here’s a loop of the supercell near its peak intensity:

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Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for

After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design.

He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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