Cool Lightning Strike

Lightning from Thursday’s storms in Alabama. Handheld camera video by Dr. Roy Spencer.

Roy Spencer: “This 1,000 ft tall TV tower routinely gets struck by lightning. The video segment was made with a Sony Handycam, with considerable zoom, from a fairly steep angle close to the tower. The lightning makes a right-angle turn and comes in sideways at the tower top because (I suspect) the conductive channel of air is being blown sideways by the wind.”

Lightning striking the top of Ch. 48 tower, Huntsville, AL from Roy Spencer on Vimeo.

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