Wow... Great Pictures! I grew up in SW Iowa. I too have seen many many dark and omnious skies! They are sooo cool looking. I always wanted a tornado shelter with a periscope so I could still watch the storm. When we were kids we would watch the storms with one leg in the shelter untill it was really Time to go! Not the brightest idea,but we to had the weather radio and scanners going.
Woww.............last time I visited kansas a couple years ago, they had some crazy summer storms, but very overwhelming and powerful. I loooooooved it! There was no tornado, but once the thunder storm started rolling in, the sirens went off and they made everyone get out of the pool and go home. It was the coolest ever!