The thread has been very informative Mike - thanks for posting what you've been learning. A fascinating subject.

I'm not sure it will change the way I take pictures of storms though. The risks are always in the back of your mind and sometimes it does feel a lot more risky than other situations. The whole act of storm chasing is risky.

Couldn't resist ... imagine if the car was going 88 mph 

A vehicle is struck by lightning while driving 75 mph on I-90 east of Rapid City, SD on 9/11/09. The 20 second exposure from a digital still camera shows the moment when the bright return stroke illuminated the vehicle and water spray kicked up from the rain-soaked road. The bright lines from the wheel wells shows that the current from the lightning strike arced to ground from the vehicle rims.

.... might have sent him back to the future


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