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


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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