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!
Above: Most of the lightning was above the cloud ceiling–this strike made it below the clouds.
Above: Lightning illuminates the angry sky. Those clouds look very stretchy–like cotton candy!
Above: More lightning-lit clouds.
Above: It starts above, weaves through the clouds, and then peaks out below.
Above: It was pitch black. The wind-driven rain began pelting me and my camera. Then lightning struck.