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Close lightning at Moscow Mills, MO - April 10
Today's long-shot tornado expedition strategy was to watch storms race one-by-one at 70mph across Highway 61 south of Hannibal after dark. Lightning was generally anemic, infrequent and inside the clouds - which made this sudden 5-minute barrage of close cloud-to-ground strikes along Highway U near Moscow Mills surprising. I scrambled to a spot along the road with a view and grabbed a few shots, complete with my expedition truck.
A few hundred yards away, just out of frame to the left with branches reaching over the road:
A little storm structure to the southwest:
Finished the night at the Prairie State power plant in Marissa, IL:
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