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Lightning Season in West Virginia

2000 Lightning Season Logs

The last flashes of the year lit up the skies northwest of Charleston in mid-October, as some dying storms moved in eastward from Ohio late in the evening. Although this year's catches were slim, it was still- as always- great to be outside in the action.

Recent events first:

September 23, 2000- Last chase of the season- 250 miles, 7 counties, 2 states, 6 hours, 1 tank of gas, and a taste of Snapple Lightning.

September 1-2, 2000- Late summer lightning.

August 27
August 27, 2000
- Getting in deep.

August 13, 2000- 140 miles, but not quite far enough.

August 9
August 9, 2000
- 1 out of 11,000: Great game, bad batting average.

August 7
August 7, 2000
- Following lightning from Charleston to Chimney Corner.

August 3
August 3, 2000
- Keeping up with a storm on the WV Turnpike.

July 29
July 29, 2000
- Chasing lightning in the WV coalfields.

July 28
July 28, 2000
- Four great storms in 24 hours.

July 16
July 16, 2000
- Unusual cloud formations in Charleston.

July 14-15
July 14-15, 2000
- Another strong storm system brings Appalachian lightning throughout the weekend.

July 10
July 10, 2000
- Impressive, strong storms move across the state.

July 3, 2000- 1000 miles, but no catch.

June 2
June 2, 2000
- The Fourth of July - a month early.

May 24
May 24, 2000
- Downtown evening lightning.

April 17
April 17, 2000
- West Virginia's first strong storms of 2000.

March 25
March 25, 1999
- Small afternoon storms pop up across the state.

February 18
February 18, 1999
- Flash flooding, a car wreck, and an unusual mid-winter lightning show.

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