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Precipitation - Thundershowers over Yellowstone Lake, Montana, USA

This picture shows a thunderstorm moving across Yellowstone Lake, Montana, USA. The sheets of rain are easily seen. Often these storms are intense but brief. Precipitation is the main way water in the sky gets back down to earth.

Picture of summer thundershowers over Yellowstone Lake, Montana, USA

Credit: Jim Peaco, National Park Service

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