Altus Crawlers

Darkness ruled the night.  Then, for just a second or two, from one node of intense charge separation high in the sky, and hidden behind an intervening chunk of midlevel clouds, filaments of electricity erupted in several directions at once, crawling at lightning speed along the underside of the storm’s anvil.  Back into the dark we stood, until the next fleeting burst of atmospheric pyrotechnics several moments later.  The weakening, elevated supercell responsible for this sky didn’t produce a lot of lightning, but its few dying blasts were spectacular in brilliance and in form.

3 SSW Altus, OK (26 April 14) Looking NW
34.5953, -99.3516

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