Top 10 Weather Photographs: 5/17/2017 "Lightning Rocks Texas"

The top 10 weather photographs shared in the Mr Twister
Weather Snapshot group on May 12-14th 2017

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 #1 Cameron Hinezy‎‎ (303 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Cameron" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/cameron.hinezy" align="left" target="_blank"] From this evening.. only about an hour ago from some high based but extremely lightning active storms in Crossbyton, Texas.

From this evening.. only about an hour ago from some high based but extremely lightning active storms in Crossbyton, Texas.

 

#2 Joseph Mandeville‎ (182 Likes)

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Shelf cloud this evening in Panama City Florida

 

#3 Craig Boehm‎ (176 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Craig" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/craig.boehm.9" align="left" target="_blank"] I have been lucky enough to grab 2 amazing storms at this barn let's see if this season brings #3

I have been lucky enough to grab 2 amazing storms at this barn let's see if this season brings #3

 

#4 Sunni Seay Davidson‎ ‎(162 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Sunni" title="Co0l Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/sunnikseay" align="left" target="_blank"] I got some awesome video just now guys but since I can't share a video I'll share this photograph..We were headed out north of Big Spring, Texas, and caught this really cool cyclonic cloud with an incredible updraft (Please correct me if you know what else this might be) with a really distinct rotation!..However, there was not really any dust but just this one singular, rotating cloud..There was not one cloud in the sky so this really stood out nicely!..Exciting start to our weekend!!

 I got some awesome video just now guys but since I can't share a video I'll share this photograph..We were headed out north of Big Spring, Texas, and caught this really cool cyclonic cloud with an incredible updraft (Please correct me if you know what else this might be) with a really distinct rotation!..However, there was not really any dust but just this one singular, rotating cloud..There was not one cloud in the sky so this really stood out nicely!..Exciting start to our weekend!!

#5 Notanee Bourassa‎ ‎(162 Likes)

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Mothers Day 2016. A Geomagnetic storm caused aurora in southern Saskatchewan seen 32km north of Regina.

 

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#6 Ronald Kotinsky‎ (161 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Ronald" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/ronald.kotinsky" align="left" target="_blank"] Antelope Canyon - Nov 2016 - Arizona - a slot canyon formed over millions of years from rain storms in the desert. How often does it rain in the desert?

Antelope Canyon - Nov 2016 - Arizona - a slot canyon formed over millions of years from rain storms in the desert. How often does it rain in the desert?

 

#7 Dan Smith‎ (155 Likes)

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#8 Billy Wade‎ (151 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Billy" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/billy.wade.7127" align="left" target="_blank"] Photographed this amazing storm 5-11-2017 South of Nowata Oklahoma. This is as it was gusting hardcore.

Photographed this amazing storm 5-11-2017 South of Nowata Oklahoma. This is as it was gusting hardcore.

 

#9 Tara Hodge‎ ‎(139 Likes)

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Storm from May 11th 2017 Orkney, Alberta Canada

 

#10 Stavros Kesedakis‎(136 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Stavros" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/stavros.kesedakis" align="left" target="_blank"] Oh that hailstorm.... Stormscapes in Clovis New Mexico 05/09/2017

 

Oh that hailstorm.... Stormscapes in Clovis New Mexico 05/09/2017

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Josiah Maas‎

Illinois storms west of McLean Wednesday evening.
Illinois storms west of McLean Wednesday evening.

Val Vasilescu‎

Sarasota, Florida  With our Florida storm season rapidly approaching in just a couple of weeks, I wanted to share with you all my favorite photo of all time that I've captured. Last summer, I was on the beach taking photos of bolts about ten miles out over the Gulf of Mexico. While doing this, a thunderstorm blew up right over me in five minutes. A bright flash appeared behind me so I got into a friend's car and we drove down the beach to a place that had a little bit of cover. I set up my camera and then the sky opened up with extremely heavy tropical rain. I was surrounded by a puddle of water and being hit by rain all around. In an instant, this massive bolt hit right in front of me! I saw a blinding flash and instantly heard the explosive, deafening sound of thunder. I'm so happy that my camera was running and that it was good enough to capture this close-proximity bolt in perfect detail. I love how it lit up the palm trees, because it makes it a true Florida photograph. I also like how the raindrops are being illuminated by the bolt. It's also so fascinating to see the feelers trying to find something or someone to strike! Florida is the most active lightning state in the USA and also the deadliest. Many people here die when it's a clear day. Lightning can travel many miles away from a storm cloud, so people will go walk their dog or walk to their car thinking they're safe, but Florida storm clouds are fueled by incredible energy and moisture. As they explode to over five miles up in the atmosphere, a bolt that reaches out from that high will seek out a target well over 10-25 miles away! I hear it every year that someone saw a clear blue sky, went outside and a bolt "out of the blue" killed them. If you're outside and you hear thunder, you have to assume that you're in the strike zone. You should all be using a radar app and always keep an eye on it when you're outside. I have spent years getting close to lightning and it can do anything it wants. It will seek you out through an open car window, through pipes, through water, through your roof, and through electrical outlets and windows in your house.
Sarasota, Florida  With our Florida storm season rapidly approaching in just a couple of weeks, I wanted to share with you all my favorite photo of all time that I've captured. Last summer, I was on the beach taking photos of bolts about ten miles out over the Gulf of Mexico. While doing this, a thunderstorm blew up right over me in five minutes. A bright flash appeared behind me so I got into a friend's car and we drove down the beach to a place that had a little bit of cover. I set up my camera and then the sky opened up with extremely heavy tropical rain. I was surrounded by a puddle of water and being hit by rain all around. In an instant, this massive bolt hit right in front of me! I saw a blinding flash and instantly heard the explosive, deafening sound of thunder. I'm so happy that my camera was running and that it was good enough to capture this close-proximity bolt in perfect detail. I love how it lit up the palm trees, because it makes it a true Florida photograph. I also like how the raindrops are being illuminated by the bolt. It's also so fascinating to see the feelers trying to find something or someone to strike! Florida is the most active lightning state in the USA and also the deadliest. Many people here die when it's a clear day. Lightning can travel many miles away from a storm cloud, so people will go walk their dog or walk to their car thinking they're safe, but Florida storm clouds are fueled by incredible energy and moisture. As they explode to over five miles up in the atmosphere, a bolt that reaches out from that high will seek out a target well over 10-25 miles away! I hear it every year that someone saw a clear blue sky, went outside and a bolt "out of the blue" killed them. If you're outside and you hear thunder, you have to assume that you're in the strike zone. You should all be using a radar app and always keep an eye on it when you're outside. I have spent years getting close to lightning and it can do anything it wants. It will seek you out through an open car window, through pipes, through water, through your roof, and through electrical outlets and windows in your house.

Alex Filippopoulos‎

A very angry mothership south of Athens airport last September. Stacking of five images, each at 17mm 30" f5.6 ISO 100 on Nikon D7200.

A very angry mothership south of Athens airport last September. Stacking of five images, each at 17mm 30" f5.6 ISO 100 on Nikon D7200.

 

Carl Harlott‎

One of my personal favourite sunset photos I have ever taken. The setting of the cranes infront of the sunset and the colours in the sky is incredible.
One of my personal favourite sunset photos I have ever taken. The setting of the cranes infront of the sunset and the colours in the sky is incredible.

Tara O'Leary‎

Mammatus clouds South Dakota 5/13/17
Mammatus clouds South Dakota 5/13/17