Roger's SkyPix


CG Before the Fire The Fire

Flames of Lightning 1

(Part 1 of 2) These scenes have a little of a lot: cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, a wet downburst (background), the remnants of a high-based wall cloud and tail cloud, and a lightning-started fire with a smoke plume as viewed from the 4900' Caprock Overlook in northeast New Mexico. Below left is a separate close-up of the fire. The flames persisted for at least an hour before fire trucks arrived. Next is a nice "stroke behind the smoke" later.

8 SSW San Jon NM (29 May 97), looking NNE.