This nasty-looking storm (yes, that's a storm not some hostile extraterrestrial unleashing otherworldly Armageddon) only confirms what we've always known: Mother Nature can be truly terrifying.

This two-minute clip was captured by storm chaser Daniel Shaw on Friday and is stunning visual evidence of the dangerous weather that's been in Sydney this past week causing several fires and leaving thousands without power, according to CityLab. This apocalyptic vision is reminiscent to the imposing wall of snow that totally blanketed Buffalo a few weeks back.

It's equal parts frightening and awe-inspiring. [CityLab]