Supercell Sparks Aloft
These were but a few of the numerous, rapid-fire bursts of cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-air lightning flung through the sky by the downshear region of a major, long-lived supercell. At this time, the storm had a tornado, with damage in progress over the southern parts of the Wichita metro area. Often, nighttime supercells will produce tremendous electrical displays during tornadic stages, and this was no exception.
2 ENE Wellington KS (14 Apr 12) Looking N