Viola, TN Tornado Warned Storm and Crazy Lightning – 4/5/2017

Footage of tornado-warned supercell thunderstorm with a massive wall cloud and possible funnel cloud, and very close and DANGEROUS cloud to ground lightning strikes around photographers in Viola, Tennessee. Footage of supercell over difficult mountainous and tree-covered terrain of Eastern Tennessee.

All footage shot during evening daylight on April 5, 2017 in/near Viola, TN by Meteorologists Juston Drake and Simon Brewer
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1-4. shots of very CLOSE cloud to ground lightning strikes next to photographers in Viola, TN watching massive wall cloud on Tornado-warned supercell thunderstorm

5. SLOW MOTION close lightning strikes in Viola, TN

6-9. Various shots of massive rotating wall cloud over Viola, TN with tornado-warned supercell thunderstorm

10-12. possible funnel cloud with rapidly rotating wall cloud over Viola, TN

13. POV driving shot of rotating wall cloud over mountain near Viola, TN

14. POV driving shot of blinding wind-driven rain and hail with traffic from tornado-warned supercell thunderstorm near Viola, TN

15. POV driving shot of wall cloud between mountains as photographers drive around hair-pin turns up mountain following tornado-warned storm near Viola, TN

16. Rotating wall cloud near Viola, TN

18 & 19. POV driving shots of powerful mesocyclone updraft with tornado-warned storm near Viola, TN