Sunday, August 10, 2008

Pretty good storm in Illinois

This week we had a storm come through that produced some 3 tornadoes. One tornado passed to the north and 2 to the south of us. The storm was awesome! I have never seen so much lightening at one time or from one storm. I captured two pictures of ligthening. I had to shoot the pictures through our windows because of the strong winds and rain, so our windows didn't cooperate due to the down pour of rain running off the glass.

This shot is what the sky looked like during a minor strike in the sky (a little light but not much.)

During some of the multitude of strikes in the sky it looked like this. (You can see a little tail of lightning coming out of the bottom.) The sky looked like this much of the time during the storm due to the tremendous amounts of lightening strikes in the air.

The house in front of the complex where we live looked like this.

This was my one good shot at the same location. If you click on the picture it will show it in more detail. I did not notice how intricate the lightning bolts were unitl I clicked on the picture.

This storm passed us at about 8:00 to 8:30pm when normally it would still be light outside. You can see how black it got.

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