DISCUSSION: Within the last 12 to 24 hours, yet another impressive round of strong to severe thunderstorms impacted portions of northern Europe. As these strong storms impacted countries including (but certainly not limited to) Poland, there were several instances of tremendous scenic storm exhibitions for people who were positioned in or in the vicinity of the path of some of these storms. As captured in the images above (courtesy of Meteo Europe Facebook team), you can see how there was incredibly effective lifting on display out in front of this particular shelf cloud which gradually propagated across the landscape of central to eastern Poland. Note how just behind the most pronounced part of the incoming shelf cloud, you can also see how there is a seemingly small amount of deep-layer clearing which allows a person to see directly though the approaching storm. In addition, this clearing often gives the regional sky a somewhat bluish-green appearance which is always an awe-inspiring sight. It is always neat to see the natural power of Mother Nature at work!
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