20200108 Finally some lightning

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Storm local to home ( inner west Sydney, Australia)

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It has really been a crap storm season in my local region this spring and summer, just this dry heat for many months.

The thunder started rumbling about midnite last night. looking at the weather radar and lightning map showed a reasonable cell coming
in from the SW towards home. It was reasonably active for around 1.5 hours with some hidden in cloud lightning but many cloud - cloud
and cloud to ground discharges.
Below is a radar/lightning tracker screenshot and 3 zaps that I captured

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Nice pictures.
Maybe you want to put some in the current photo contest on electricity!
 
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Nice pictures.
Maybe you want to put some in the current photo contest on electricity!
yeah, good thought, hadn't thought about that :smile:
 
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So, what's the deal with your wanting more lightning?
You love to take pictures of it?
You just have an electric personality?
You have a neighbor that you are hoping gets struck by lightning?

... ?
 
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So, what's the deal with your wanting more lightning?
You love to take pictures of it?
You just have an electric personality?
You have a neighbor that you are hoping gets struck by lightning?

... ?
All of the above :smile: :wink:

Seriously, I have been storm chasing for many years. There's an active group of fellow chasers locally
and most of us have chased around Australia and the USA mid-west.

Photographing big storms, seeing mother nature at her best ( worst) is awe-inspiring
Did you see the one in the latest photo comp ? … one of my favourites

Dave
 
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This is a little off-topic, but I have to ask: are there really two McDonald’s right next to each other in that bottom picture?
 
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Nice pictures
 
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This is a little off-topic, but I have to ask: are there really two McDonald’s right next to each other in that bottom picture?
hahaha, no, but there are 2 sets of arches
Google street view, from a slightly different angle that I took the pix from

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hahaha, no, but there are 2 sets of arches
Google street view, from a slightly different angle that I took the pix from

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My God! Its full if arches!
 
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Lightning.
Any rain worth mentioning?
 
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Lightning.
Any rain worth mentioning?
Unfortunately, no. I was able to stay outside watching and photographing as the storm passed overhead
and it wasn' heavy enough to dive for cover to protect the camera gear :frown:
 
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20200128: We too got our first lightning of the year.
Also some hailstorm.

A bit of a problem that it's Mid-Europa, and it's the middle of winter. This time we supposed to have snow.
 
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20200128: We too got our first lightning of the year.
Also some hailstorm.

A bit of a problem that it's Mid-Europa, and it's the middle of winter. This time we supposed to have snow.

ohhhh .. the possibilities of thundersnow :smile: :smile:
 

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