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                   Friday, April 22, 2011 - 5:09AM CDT

Predawn lightning around New Baden, April 22

By DAN ROBINSON
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The active month of April continues, with another tornado risk day ushered in by early morning storms moving through the St. Louis area. This lightning lit up the skies surrounding New Baden before sunrise today.

Illinois lightning 1

Illinois lightning 2

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

Great Pictures!
- Posted by Karen Lynch from Edwardsville
Thanks Karen!
- Posted by Dan R. from New Baden, IL
wow! great shots! still no lighning here in minneapolis, just snow and light rain
- Posted by Michael Thompson
Way to hit the jackpot, nice!
- Posted by Paul from Decatur, IL
I don't think we've seen anywhere near as much severe weather here since the spring of 2011. We did at first in march of 2012, then after that there were a few storms, then the drought caused it to drop off until the remnants of Isaac came through. Barely saw anything good here last year save for April 10th and May 31st. Otherwise, the storms were below severe status and/or the watches expired pretty early.
- Posted by Tim

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