Lightning

There is more to storm chasing than tornadoes. Lightning, in some ways more dangerous than tornadoes, is also a phenomenon of fascination:

Photographing lightning is a bit of a technical challenge. One of my favorite weather videographers, Pecos Hank, put together this tutorial:

And for you gear-heads out there, a “lightning detector” is indeed a thing. Who knew? Are they useful? When are they useful? Another of my favorites, Mike Olbinski, provides the benefit of his experience:

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