An intense electrical storm blew across Central Virginia Friday night, bringing a nonstop stream of lightning flashes. Attribute it in large part to the sizzling atmospheric conditions over the area yesterday… not so much the heat (it was only moderately hot), but the combination of that with very high humidity and an approaching front.
As I was driving home from work last night, I was struck by this awesome display of Nature’s fireworks. It appeared that most of the lightning was within the clouds, either cloud-to cloud or intracloud (within the same cloud) lightning. This is actually how the majority of lightning occurs in most storms, regardless of their strength. But the intensity of last night’s was certainly a sight.
Posted by Jim Duncan