Imagine looking at the sky and watching a giant rotating UFO entering our atmosphere. A giant disc parting the clouds. Surrounded by blinking lights or lightning. It would look just like a scene out of the popular sci-fi flick "Independence Day." But, what if that UFO wasn't an interplanetary visitor? What if the giant rotating disk was just a gnarly storm cloud?

For anyone who has ever seen a "supercell," it can be fascinating and terrifying at the same time. Even though a supercell is simply a large thunderstorm. It is a spectacle, to say the least.

According to

On the thunderstorm spectrum, supercells are the least common type of thunderstorm, but they have a high propensity to produce severe weather, including damaging winds, very large hail, and sometimes weak to violent tornadoes.  What makes a supercell unique from all other thunderstorm types is that it contains a deep and persistent rotating updraft called a mesocyclone.

Even though this is a rare form of a thunderstorm, eastern Montana is no stranger to a supercell. In fact, Alec Baldwin was spotted in Billings back in 2021 filming a feature film about supercells.

It appears the first trailer from that movie has been released. And, it looks pretty darn cool.


According to Wikipedia

Supercell is an upcoming American disaster action film directed by Herbert James Winterstern from a screenplay that he wrote with Anna Elizabeth James. It stars Skeet Ulrich, Anne Heche, Daniel Diemer, Jordan Kristine Seamón and Alec Baldwin.

(A young man lives up to his parent's legacy to witness and chase storms with his friends and family out to save him.)


Though some of the principal photography took place in Georgia, a good portion of this movie was filmed near Lavina and Hardin Montana. Eastern Montana is no stranger to big storms.

"Supercell" will be in theaters this St. Patrick's Day (March 17th 2023)

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