Storms develop over the Gulf of Mexico as they twist and turn in a rapid, graceful and violent thrust of vertical motion. Below these twisted spires of cloud, showers move in sweeping lines as if they are dragging the tails of heavy curtains across the surface of the gulf. The dynamic motion of these cells gives us a clue as to the immense forces that drive them. We watch the effect of water transitioning between states while being acted upon by the sun’s radiant energy, the earth’s gravity and Coriolis forces…Though their composition and circumstances may be similar, no two storms are ever the same. To comprehend the simultaneous creative and destructive power of these systems is beyond our grasp and we are left to admire and revere them…from a respectable distance.