Monday, April 06, 2009

Charged Storms

Last Friday night a huge storm passed overhead.
With a 70% probability prediction it was no surprise when the clouds rolled in.
What was of surprise was the dramatic light show that was put on.
The storm approached from the West producing many discharges of electricity, though only a small percentage earthed to the ground.

The following shots are reproduced from video footage I took, so the quality is a little poor though it gives an idea of the extent of the action that took place.

During the height of the storm lightning activity approached a strike every few seconds.
Little rain fell, though what did fall was quite heavy.