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Storm Shadow over Smoke

Storm Shadow over Smoke

Sizzling bolts of lightning, from the anvil of a supercell behind the field of view, started fires out in dry fields. Those produced palls of smoke that sloped upward with northward extent, as you can see here from left to right, as the bundary layer deepened in proxmity to the storm. Meanwhile, the edge of the storm's shadow can be seen extending from nearly overhead toward the southeastern horizon, about a month after summer solstice. The top of the smoke layer and the shadow appear to meet at lower left, although the smoke really is tens of thousands of feet beneath the shadow's edge.

2 E Perth, KS (20 Jul 9) looking SE