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                   Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:07PM CDT

8/12 SW Illinois storms

By DAN ROBINSON
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HD CHASE VIDEO: Lightning near Okawville, IL

(In the video linked above, the gap between lightning/thunder has been shortened to save bandwidth). A few storms managed to fire this afternoon, generally from St. Louis southeastward. I went south and east of New Baden to take a look.

This large dust plume was kicked up by outflow near Nashville, IL, and was visible for miles:


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Lightning near Okawville - generally "video frame grab unfriendly" due to intense first return strokes that overexposed.



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