Extreme Lightning El Reno Tornadic Supercell 31st May 2013

El_reno_tornadic_supercell_lightningSome crazy lightning was observed on this tornadic developing supercell. It was so intense we remained in the vehicle during the barrage - and as you note in the video, I took the aerial into the car! I understand that the probability was low but chaser vehicles have been struck in the past! Smooth channel lightning bolts.



  • Harley Pearman

    Jimmy, the video of the storm is fantastic. When reviewing this several times, it seems that this storm was producing constant smooth channel lightning strikes. I have never seen video of such behaviour. It certainly makes this a very dangerous storm. I am fascinated by the behaviour of this. storm. and the behaviour of the lightning flashes. I have read articles about smooth channel lightning but watching this video does show the raw power of such lightning.