Roger's SkyPix

Night Lightning

OU Lightning

OU Lightning

Several CGs, some partially hidden in rain, light up the skies over the OU campus. The ragged base of an arcus cloud is visible in the top foreground - a later stage of the one that assumed a plated appearance in the "When Thunderstorms Collide" photo. The funnel-like feature at left looks suspicious -- but was transient and non-rotating. When spotting at night, and something briefly shows up looking like a funnel silhouetted by lightning, do not jump to conclusions. Watch for further clues, including persistence and debris or power flashes underneath.

Norman OK (9 Sep 88) Looking SSW