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# HD-MOL-062611A - Lightning over and behind the Gateway Arch

Date filmed: June 26, 2011
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Lightning bolts flash above and behind the Gateway Arch in St. Louis during a summer thunderstorm at night.

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# HD-MOL-091810A - Amazing lightning over St. Louis

Date filmed: September 18, 2010
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: An amazing display of frequent sky-filling lightning over the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis during a nighttime storm. A close cloud-to-ground bolt causes audible streamer discharges on nearby high-voltage power lines.

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# HD-ILL-072006AS - Lightning Hits Sears Tower, John Hancock

Date filmed: July 20, 2006
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Twice, lightning simultaneously strikes the Sears Tower and John Hancock Center in downtown Chicago.

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# HD-PITTSBURGH-L1 - HD Pittsburgh Lightning Collection 1

Date filmed: Various, 2006-2009
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A collection of vivid lightning over the downtown Pittsburgh skyline, at various angles and times of day.

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# HD-ILL-062610A - Sky-filling lightning over Chicago

Date filmed: June 26, 2010
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Brilliant and spectacular lightning bolts fill the sky over downtown Chicago at night.

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# HD-INL-080912A - Lightning over downtown Indianapolis

Date filmed: August 9, 2012
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A thunderstorm with vivid lightning moves over downtown Indianapolis. One bolt strikes the side of Chase Tower near the top of the structure.

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# HD-MOL-060810A - Nighttime Midwestern lightning show

Date filmed: June 8, 2010
Location: Arnold, Missouri
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: A spectacular show of several types of lightning at night on the outskirts of St. Louis. Sky-filling 'anvil crawlers', cloud-to-ground discharges, and ground-to-cloud strikes to a TV tower.

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# HD-ILL-061510A - Close lightning strikes in rural Illinois

Date filmed: June 15, 2010
Location: St. Peter, Illinois
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Close and brilliant lightning strikes hit on the Illinois prairies, with loud thunder.

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# HD-MOL-060210A - Lightning over downtown St. Louis I

Date filmed: May 26-June 2, 2010
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Lightning over the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis during a series of daytime and nighttime thunderstorms over the city.

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# HD-WVL-060308A - Close-Up Lightning Striking Antenna 3

Date filmed: June 3, 2008
Location: St. Albans, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Extremely detailed, close-up shots as nine spectacular lightning bolts directly strike the antenna of a television tower near St. Albans, West Virginia on a stormy June afternoon. After each strike, sparks of molten metal fall from the tower tip like a fireworks burst as loud thunder crashes. Excellent proof that lightning does strike the same place twice!

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# HD-ILL-081510A - Continuous frequent lightning

Date filmed: August 15, 2010
Location: St. Libory, Illinois
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: 30 minutes solid of near-continuous lightning illuminating thunderstorm clouds at night. Flash rates of up to 4 per second light up the nighttime sky in a brilliant and mesmerizing display. Occasionally, lightning bolts shoot out of the clouds into the air or striking the ground.

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# HD-WVL-070406A - Close-Up Lightning Striking Antenna 1

Date filmed: July 4, 2006
Location: St. Albans, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: More close-up shots of three spectacular lightning bolts directly striking the antenna of a television tower near St. Albans, West Virginia on a stormy July 4 evening. After each strike, sparks of molten metal fall from the tower tip like a fireworks burst as loud thunder crashes. Even more proof that lightning does strike the same place twice! Other lightning bolts flash behind the tower tip.

Preview clip, 20.1MB

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# HD-ILL-061909A - Lightning strikes the Sears Tower II

Date filmed: June 19, 2009
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Lightning strikes the Sears Tower twice in downtown Chicago. An 'anvil crawler' lightning discharge fills the sky above the city.

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# HD-WVL-041009A - Lightning hits tower 10 times

Date filmed: April 10, 2009
Location: St. Albans, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Another great footage sequence disproving the 'lightning never strikes twice' myth. Ten lightning bolts strike this television tower in a span of about 35 minutes during a thunderstorm passing over St. Albans, West Virginia. This sequence also demonstrates the 'ground-to-cloud' lightning type common with tall towers and skyscrapers, evidenced by the intricate upward branching (as opposed to downward branching common with normal 'cloud-to-ground' strikes).

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# HD-NCL-062907A - Close Lightning Strike

Date filmed: June 29, 2007
Location: Willow Springs, North Carolina
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: A startlingly close lightning strike rips through the air above a rural field near Raleigh, North Carolina, with a deafening crash of thunder. More lightning bolts flash in the distance.

Preview clip, 1.3MB

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# HD-INL-111505A - Intense Afternoon Lightning

Date filmed: November 15, 2005
Location: Griffin, Indiana
Total footage: 00:30
Scenes: 7 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Powerful, vivid cloud-to-ground lightning pulses in the skies in southern Indiana during the major tornado outbreak of November 15, 2005.

Preview clip, 4.6MB

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# HD-APPALACHIAN-L1 - Lightning over Appalachian mountains collection 1

Date filmed: Various, 2006-2009
Location: West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A collection of vivid and frequent lightning strikes above forested Appalachian mountains and hills in the state of West Virginia. Includes daytime, nighttime, urban and rural settings.

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# HD-WVL-041706A - Close-Up Lightning Striking Antenna 2

Date filmed: April 17, 2006
Location: St. Albans, West Virginia
Total footage: 00:40
Scenes: 3 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Nighttime detailed, close-up shots of three vivid lightning bolts directly striking the antenna of a television tower near St. Albans, West Virginia on a stormy April night. After each strike, sparks of molten metal fall from the tower tip like a fireworks burst. More proof that lightning does strike the same place twice!

Preview clip, 2.4MB

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# HD-WVL-062206A - Close Lightning at Dusk

Date filmed: June 22, 2006
Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Frequent and brilliant lightning strikes hit close by near Clarksburg, West Virginia in the fading twilight. Includes great audio of loud blasts of thunder. One of the strikes briefly knocks out power, evidenced by all of the streetlights and building lights in the picture shutting off briefly.

Preview clip, 65.6MB

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# HD-WVL-050809A - Close-Up of Lightning Striking Antenna 4

Date filmed: May 8, 2009
Location: St. Albans, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Detailed, close-up shots as five lightning bolts directly strike the antenna of a television tower near St. Albans, West Virginia on a stormy May evening. After each strike, sparks of molten metal fall from the tower tip like a fireworks burst as loud thunder crashes. More proof that lightning does strike the same place twice!

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# HD-WVL-071406A - Very Close Lightning Strikes

Date filmed: July 14, 2006
Location: Pocatalico, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: An intense barrage of very close cloud-to-ground lightning strikes. Multiple strikes hit less than 1/4 mile from the camera with startling cracks of thunder. One strike hits behind the camera within 100 feet, with thunder arriving instantly, even before the lightning finishes flickering. Another strike hits 700 feet in front of the camera in a grove of trees. Two more strikes hit on camera within 1000 feet. Shots of the approaching storm show intense lightning bolts under dark, ominous clouds.

Preview clip, 8.0MB

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# HD-NDL-052706A - Highly Electrified Storm at Twilight

Date filmed: May 27, 2006
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota
Total footage: Over 15:00
Scenes: Numerous clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: A structured supercell thunderstorm with classic inflow tail, updraft tower and precipitation core pulses with continuous lightning in the colorful twilight of a North Dakota sunset. This amazingly beautiful scene was stunning to witness in person, and was a perfect place to put a high-definition camera to work.

Preview clip, 16.7MB

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# HD-ILL-070306A - Lightning Strikes Chicago's Sears Tower

Date filmed: July 3, 2006
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A lightning bolt strikes the Sears Tower in downtown Chicago during a July morning thunderstorm.

Preview clip, 580KB

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# HD-NDL-052706B - Lightning Bolts Rocket Downward

Date filmed: May 27, 2006
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota
Total footage: Over 15:00
Scenes: 10 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Powerful cloud-to-ground lightning bolts explode in front of rain curtains in a stormy North Dakota sky bathed in deep blue twilight. The branching stepped leaders of these bolts can be seen rocketing toward the ground with incredible motion! Watch the sample clip for slow-motion playbacks of this amazing phenomenon.

Preview clip, 8.4MB

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# HD-MOL-060707A - Distant Thunderstorm with Lightning

Date filmed: June 7, 2007
Location: Booneville, Missouri
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: A distant thunderstorm looms in the twilight sky, with lightning illuminating the storm from within.

Sample Clip, 2.8MB

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# HD-WVL-071406B - Lightning Bugs and Lightning

Date filmed: July 14, 2006
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Low-angle shot in the grass of lightning bugs (fireflies) glowing in front of lightning flashing in the sky.

Sample Clip, 19.4MB

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# HD-WVL-062806AS - Lightning Bugs and Lightning II

Date filmed: June 28, 2006
Location: Ravenswood, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Lightning bugs flash in grassy fields at twilight while lightning strikes in the sky above.

Sample Clip, 10.2MB

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# HD-ILL-072006A - Lightning over Chicago Skyline

Date filmed: July 20, 2006
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Lightning bolts behind and over the downtown Chicago skyline and skyscrapers. Lightning strikes the Sears Tower and John Hancock Center.

Preview clip, 36.5MB

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# HD-WVL-110805E - Intense Close Lightning Barrage

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Total footage: 01:31
Scenes: 7 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Frequent, brilliant, startling and close lightning strikes pummel Charleston, West Virginia. Includes great audio of loud blasts of thunder. A diesel generator starts up after one of the lightning strikes knocks out power.

Preview clip, 10.7MB

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# HD-MOL-052506A - Missouri Night Lightning Show

Date filmed: May 25, 2006
Location: Sikeston, Missouri
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Severe thunderstorms light up the southern Missouri sky with frequent lightning.

Preview clip, 8.5MB

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# HD-WVL-071406C - Lightning over Charleston Skyline

Date filmed: July 14, 2006
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Lightning bolts discharge over the downtown Charleston, West Virginia city skyline at night.

Preview clip, 7.4MB

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# HD-WVL-062806A - Sunset Lightning in Industrial Park

Date filmed: June 28, 2006
Location: Ravenswood, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Brilliant, intricate lightning strikes fill the sunset-tinted sky over an industrial park near Ravenswood, West Virginia.

Sample Clip, 8.2MB

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# HD-ILL-040206A - Lightning Strike Under Rotating Cloud

Date filmed: April 2, 2006
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: A lightning strike flickers under a rotating cloud from a tornado-warned storm.

Sample Clip, 2.6MB

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# HD-OKL-050707A - Lightning and Towers

Date filmed: May 7, 2007
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Sky-filling lightning explodes over a cluster of tall towers in Oklahoma City. Twice, one of the towers is hit directly.

Preview clip, 4.0MB

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# HD-WVL-062806B - Lightning and Hay Bales

Date filmed: June 28, 2006
Location: Ravenswood, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: Lightning strikes signal an approaching storm at sunset over hay bales on rural West Virginia farmland.

Sample Clip, 3.4MB

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# HD-NDL-052706C - Lightning and Sunset Colors

Date filmed: May 27, 2006
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota
Total footage: 02:00
Scenes: 9 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: Vivid lightning bursts across the deeply saturated, vivid colors of a sunset severe thunderstorm in North Dakota. Rain curtains and storm structures round out this lightning display.

Preview clip, 5.6MB

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# HD-NEL-052306A - Lightning and Shelf Cloud at Sunset

Date filmed: May 23, 2006
Location: Hebron, Nebraska
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Premium

Description: A dark, menacing shelf cloud from a severe thunderstorm approaches at sunset, quickly darkening the skies while lightning flickers.

Preview clip, 8.3MB

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# HD-OHL-110805A - Vivid Lightning In Rural Ohio

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Total footage: 01:24
Scenes: 14 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: Vivid, spectacular lightning pounds the rural Ohio countryside during an afternoon thunderstorm.

Preview clip, 5.2MB

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# HD-MOL-052506B - Lightning Illuminates Storm Clouds

Date filmed: May 25, 2006
Location: Sikeston, Missouri
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: Lightning illuminates a cumulonimbus cloud from the inside out in the blue glow of fading twilight.

Preview clip, 6.3MB

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# HD-WVL-110805D - Lightning & WV State Capitol

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Total footage: 01:07
Scenes: 9 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A thunderstorm brilliantly lights up the night sky over and behind the West Virginia State Capitol building in Charleston.

Preview clip, 12.2MB

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# HD-OHL-110805C - Sunset Lightning In The Hills

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Jackson, Ohio
Total footage: 00:39
Scenes: 7 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A thunderstorm puts on a light show in the fading daylight among the hills of eastern Ohio.

Preview clip, 2.7MB

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# HD-WVL-110805A - Lightning Over Downtown Charleston

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Total footage: 01:07
Scenes: 12 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A thunderstorm lights up the night sky over downtown Charleston. Lightning flashes above city buildings.

Preview clip, 9.9MB

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# HD-INL-110805A - Rural Lightning At Night

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Shelbyville, Indiana
Total footage: 00:46
Scenes: 8 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: Thunderstorms light up the night sky in rural central Indiana.

Preview clip, 3.4MB

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# HD-OHL-110805B - Lightning & Rain Curtains

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Total footage: 00:12
Scenes: 2 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: Lightning bolts dance around curtains of heavy rain falling from an afternoon thunderstorm.

Preview clip, 1.2MB

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# HD-OHL-110805D - Lightning & Shelf Cloud

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Jackson, Ohio
Total footage: 00:23
Scenes: 4 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: Lightning bolts pulse under a menacing shelf cloud as a thunderstorm moves across southern Ohio.

Preview clip, 2.3MB

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# HD-WVL-110805B - Nighttime Lightning Over Interstate

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Total footage: 00:05
Scenes: 1 clip
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Standard

Description: A thunderstorm flashes in the distance above traffic on an Interstate highway.

Preview clip, 1.5MB

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# HD-WVL-010206A - Sago Coal Mine Disaster Storm

Date filmed: January 2, 2006
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Basic/B-Roll

Description: Lightning illuminates the wintertime sky during a rare January storm in West Virginia. A lightning strike from this storm is suspected of causing the Sago coal mine explosion disaster in Tallmansville, in which 12 miners perished.

Preview clip, 2.2MB

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# HD-WVL-110805C - Nighttime Lightning In City

Date filmed: November 8, 2005
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Total footage: 00:14
Scenes: 2 clips
Source: HDV 1080i
Speed: Realtime
Class: HD Basic/B-Roll

Description: A distant thunderstorm flickers above city buildings and a bridge.

Preview clip, 2.9MB

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