This gigantic nuclear-explosion style mushroom cloud looming over Tyumen, in south central Russia was dubbed Chernobyl Sky by terrified skywatchers.
The shocking weather phenomenon appeared without warning as the 1986 nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine.
The nuclear-style cloud is a natural phenomenon called an anvil cloud.
Anvil clouds often develop with cold fronts. When a mass of cool, dry air pushes into a warm, moist air mass, the heavier cool air acts like an atmospheric plow and pushes the warm air up into violent thunderstorms.
High winds aloft can make the cloud’s top into a flat anvil-like shape and their bottoms are usually very dark. These clouds can produce some of the most severe types of weather, including hail and tornadoes.
The frightening but harmless cloud over Tyumen, in south central Russia, was later blown off by the wind.
But the sky looks like a nuclear explosion just happened there or something. The sky is unreal. A Chernobyl-style sky…