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Nighttime fireworks treat

Summer thunderstorms in west central Florida are an every day event. However nighttime storms, after the sun’s energy is removed to power them, are rare.

 

With a blocking high pressure area over the Gulf of Mexico recently, the East to West winds that normally blow over Florida during the summer were absent – giving a dry period. The removal of this high, and the heavily laden moist air resulted in this beautiful nighttime fireworks treat.

Image by Ron Dean

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Posted on July 5, 2011, in Lightning and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I gotta admit, this was just a lucky shot. I was using a simple point-and-shoot camera, and was intending to take a picture of inter-cloud lightning illumination. I just happened to catch these bolts. I won’t complain about the results tho’

  2. Nice shot Ron.

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