Storm Highway by Dan Robinson
Storm chasing, photography and the open roadClick for an important message
Home | Blog Index | Blog Archives | Christianity & Faith Essays | Storm Chasing Essays

                   Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 12:44AM

Storms return to WV - lightning over the State Capitol

By DAN ROBINSON
Storm Chaser/Photographer
25 Years of Storm Chasing
Important Message
Dan's RSS/XML feed
Dan's YouTube Video Channel


Click to enlarge

A few good ones got away tonight, some by mere seconds. Every second counts in storm photography - I missed a vivid cloud-to-ground strike behind the Capitol dome by about 10 seconds as I set up the camera. Ouch. If my tripod hadn't kept the rear tailgate from latching at my previous location (which opened back up as I drove away, requiring me to stop), I'd have caught the shot. You win some and lose some in this game.

I got one decent shot, though it's not likely to be added to this month's 'keeper' file due to the Capitol being a slight bit out of focus. Some strange tropical-like storms tonight, dropping torrents of rain with mostly imbedded, obscured lightning. Mileage tonight was above average, with a trip to Ravenswood which was an outright bust. Again, the best action was right here at home, continuing the 2008 trend.

I'm not sure if the show is over for tonight - with an approaching frontal boundary, plenty of moisture and a little upper support, something could go anytime. I don't think I'm up to an all-night watch tonight, so I'll probably do the old 'crack the window so thunder will wake me up' trick.

Post a Comment
Please note that IP addresses are logged. Abuse will be reported to ISPs or corporate network management

The following comments were posted before this site switched to a new comment system on August 27, 2016:

25 Years of Storm Chasing
Important Message
Dan's RSS/XML feed
Dan's YouTube Video Channel

This web site is made possible by support from CIS Internet.
CIS Results-Oriented Internet Marketing

GO: Home | Storm Chasing | Photography | Extreme Weather Library | Stock Footage | Blog

Featured Weather Library Article:

Lightning FAQ
Everything you ever wanted to know about lightning!
More Library Articles

All content © Dan Robinson. All usage requires a paid license - please contact Dan for inquiries.

Web Site Design and Internet Marketing by CIS Internet