Kansas Weather at its Best


Friday night lights!

A warm, dense mass of air came up from the Gulf of Mexico. A formidable winter storm (named Atlas) was moving eastward.

The two natural forces collided over Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri. The result: several tornadoes, hail, as well as massive amounts of rain and snow.

We received a spectacular lightning storm–and enough rain to cause small streams and small rivers in residential areas. Thankfully, the severe weather missed us.

Here are a few shots that I captured last night. Enjoy, and thank you again for following!

 

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Above:  Most of the lightning was above the cloud ceiling–this strike made it below the clouds.

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Above:  Lightning illuminates the angry sky.  Those clouds look very stretchy–like cotton candy!

 

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Above:  More lightning-lit clouds.

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Above:  It starts above, weaves through the clouds, and then peaks out below.

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Above:  It was pitch black.  The wind-driven rain began pelting me and my camera.  Then lightning struck.

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