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Tag Archive | "lightning"

Lightning Captured in Chicago by Barry Butler on Thursday May 17, Tuesday May 16

Barry Butler is a Chicago-based internationally published landscape photographer. You can find his work on television, book, advertising and music album covers (barrybutlerphotography.com). Scary Strike on Chicago. Thursday at 1:20am #weather #storm #chicago #news pic.twitter.com/ukfa64x3fa — Barry Butler (@barrybutler9) May 18, 2017 Light Up The Sky. 1am hour in Chicago on Thursday #lightning #storm #weather […]

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Lightning Doesn’t Always Hit the Tallest Point — Empire State Building, New York City

The Empire State building was hit by a bolt of lightning during a severe storm that soaked the city. Lightning struck the Empire State Building at about the 70th floor. Lightning hits the famous New York City skyscraper about 24 times per year. Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ […]

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Shelf Cloud and Lightning Image Mimics Mesocyclone and Tornado

At first glance, this photo by Clint Elko in El Paso, Illinois on May 28, 2016 might look like a mesocyclone, wall cloud and tornado dropping down to the road. However, it is actually a shelf cloud with the aftermath of a cloud-to-ground lightning strike. A shelf cloud or arcus cloud is a low, ominous-looking […]

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Thunderstorms with Frequent Lightning and 50 MPH Winds Possible 4:30 PM to 7 PM Saturday

Thunderstorms are popping up west, northwest and southwest of Arlington Heights about as far west as the Cook County – DuPage County border. The storm are stationary in a clash with hot, humid summer air and cool lake air. Since the storms are stationary, rain could be especially heavy in Long Grove, Palatine, western Elk […]

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Storm Photos from the Past 10 Days in July in Illinois: Tornadoes, Lightning, Clouds, Damage, Flooding

Followed a supercell storm from west of Jacksonville to Litchfield Illinois. Easily in the top 5 CG lightning barrages… Posted by StormHighway.com on Saturday, July 11, 2015 Numerous storms have passed through much of Illinois this summer. No slow down in July, with plenty of proof from area photographers who have shared images on Facebook. Tornadoes, […]

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NWS: Number of US Lightning Deaths Are Double Last year and Double Average for Last 5 Years

Jim Cantore breaks down the anatomy of a lightning Strike. The National Weather Service reports that the number of lightning deaths are double the number of deaths last year, and double the average deaths over the past five years. Lightning kills an average of 49 people in the United States each year. Hundreds more people […]

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Video Show St Gerard Church Hit by Lightning in Grand Isle, Maine

St Gerard church hit by lightning in Grand Isle, Maine ( Carl Bouley). There was no major damage when lightning struck the St. Gerard Church in Grand Isle, Maine about 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters checked the church and steeple for any damage with visual inspection and with a thermal imaging camera, but the only damage […]

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Auroras, Sunrises, Clouds, Lightning, Stars, Oceans, the Milky Way, City Lights at Night, Oceans, ISS, Spacecraft and the Thin Band of Atmosphere

ULTRAVIDEO (6:10): Available up to 4K (2160p) watch a video from Alexander Gerst’s camera on the Internation Space Station (ISS) during his six-month Blue Dot mission (FULL SCREEN 4K recommended). Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and geophysicist Dr. Alexander Gerst in this six-minute time lapse video from […]

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Lightning Video in Chicago Catches Willis Tower and John Hancock Building Getting Hit

Lightning display from Monday night, June 30, 2014. Craig Shimala faced his camera to the east, which shows the city’s tallest building most clearly — the John Hancock Building (left), Trump Tower (center), and Willis Tower (right). Check out the lightning strikes … Post by Craig Shimala. Lightning strikes in Chicago June 30, 2014 (VIDEO […]

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Not Surprised? Rubber Tires Don’t Protect You in a Vehicle During a Lightning Strike

Did you think your always safe in your vehicle in a lightning storm? Think again. You have probably heard it before. You’re safe in your car because rubber tires prevent lightning from grounding through your car or SUV or truck. Well it is probably safer than running through a parking lot or open field, but […]

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Severe Weather Sunday Night Suspends Festivals At Schaumburg Septemberfest and Buffalo Grove Days

Severe thunderstorms passed through the northwest suburbs between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. causing the suspension of activities at Buffalo Grove Days and Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued at about 8:36 p.m. Sunday for north central Cook County and northeast DuPage County. Thunderstorms approached from the north along a line from about […]

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More Lightning Lights Up Sky After Striking House on Drury Ln at End of Storm

Arlington Heights firefighters fighting an interior attack for a fire apparently caused by a lightning strike on North Drury Lane about 2:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2012. Firefighters on the driveway prepare to go to the roof of a duplex to ventilate the roof and fight the fire with a line on the roof. Arlington […]

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