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Night Lightning

Hell on Wheeler

Hell on Wheeler

The skies over the town and county of Wheeler (Texas) lit up on this energetic night of electrical mayhem. After clouds on its backside cotnributed to a grand sundown, a complex of thunderstorms spat forth a fascinating array of lightning channels as it departed the area, some of which were sampled by this short exposure. The closer, forked strike occurred in only light rain of the trailing precipitation region, while other channels can be seen buried to varying degrees in the more dense rainfall. A lot of lightning happened in just a few seconds, allowing the surrounding precip and areas of scud clouds to be lit very well, with very little cloud motion due to the short exposure time.

3 WNW Wheeler TX (16 Jun 6) Looking ESE