Charlie Riedel made a wonderful picture of this Kansas storm. The beauty of the image conceals the danger of being out there when these conditions exist. I lived on the prairie for a few years, and I never felt smaller or more exposed than the times when I was caught in a prairie storm.
An old barn stands in a wheat field as a sever thunderstorm passes in the distance near Ogallah, Kan. on May 22. Severe thunderstorms dropped tornadoes across much of northwest Kansas.