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                   Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 5:05PM CST

2012: The Year of Lightning

By DAN ROBINSON
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With last night's catches in the bag, I can finally publish this post! 2012 is the first time in 19 years of observing that I've captured lightning at least once in every month of the year. Here's a roundup of each month's lightning in 2012 in both stills and video grabs. There are plans for a 2014 calendar to be released featuring these next November!

January

Video captured in St. Louis on January 17, then stills and video in Steele, MO on January 22.

February

Stills and video captured in New Baden, IL on February 28, then Marissa, IL on February 29 (the storms that produced the Harrisburg, IL EF4 tornado).

March

Stills and video captured in New Baden, IL on March 16.

April

Video captured in Cherokee, Oklahoma on April 14, stills captured in Highland, IL on April 26.

May

Stills captured in Carlyle, IL on May 5, in St. Louis on May 6, and in Edwardsville, IL on May 29.

June

Stills captured in Claremore, OK on June 4.

July

Stills captured near Shiloh, IL on July 7 and 19.

August

Stills and video captured in St. Louis on August 4 and in Indianapolis on August 9.

September

Stills captured in Mascoutah, IL on September 17, stills and video captured in Okawville, IL on September 25.

October

Stills captured in New Baden, IL on October 5, video captured in St. Louis on October 17 and New Baden, IL on October 22.

November

Stills and video captured in New Baden, IL on November 22.

December

Stills captured in Obion, TN and New Madrid, MO on December 9.

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