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Lightning, Tornadoes, Extreme Weather and St. Louis Storms by Dan Robinson

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Thanks for visiting! I'm a year-round weather photographer covering St. Louis, the Midwest, the Great Plains and beyond. I've spent weeks on the road for the last 30 years covering all types of extreme weather. My goal is to capture nature's dramatic side, and in doing so, provide visitors to this site with educational information and exciting photography/video about severe storms and extreme weather. I specialize in capturing imagery and video of tornadoes, lightning, St. Louis, MO and the Gateway Arch, storms and all types of extreme weather. I also sell fine art prints of my work via my photo gallery.

30 Years of Storm Photography: 1993-2023

                   Dan's Latest Blog Post

MYTH: Tornadoes are the biggest weather danger in the Great Plains and Midwest

In the United States, including in the Midwest and Great Plains regions, there is another weather phenomenon that kills and injures significantly more people annually than tornadoes.

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Latest Storm Highlights

Chicago Upward Lightning - July 29, 2023
CHICAGO - Skyscraper lightning extravaganza during nighttime storms.

St. Louis Arch Strike - June 30, 2023
ST. LOUIS - Lightning barrage in downtown St. Louis, with a Gateway Arch strike.

Golden Cumulonimbus - June 25, 2023
EVANSVILLE, IN - Explosive sunset convection in southern Indiana.

Blue Hour Supercell Lightning - June 16, 2023
SPRINGFIELD, CO - Supercell at twilight in southeast Colorado.

Funnel Directly Overhead - May 14, 2023
FAYETTEVILLE, IL - Funnel directly overhead in southern Illinois.

Upward Lightning in St. Louis - April 15, 2023
ST LOUIS - All types of lightning: upward, downward, negative, positive.

Central Illinois Tornado - April 4, 2023
VERMONT, IL - Rope tornado in central Illinois.

Power Line Lightning Strike - March 31, 2023
LIVELY GROVE, IL - Lightning strikes power lines in southern Illinois.

Icy Bridge Sliding - January 9, 2023
ST LOUIS - Vehicles lose control on icy bridges from frost.

St. Louis Historic Flood - July 26, 2022
ST. LOUIS - Historic flash floods from record 24-hour rainfall.

Gorilla Hail Supercell - May 29, 2022
TAYLOR, NE - Close-up photography of 4 to 5-inch hail in Nebraska.

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Quick Links to Popular Pages

Slow motion Chicago skyscraper lightning
Slow motion Chicago skyscraper lightning - 1500FPS slow motion video of the August 10 derecho producing an upward lightning show to the city's tallest buildings.
3 Gateway Arch lightning strikes in an hour
3 Gateway Arch lightning strikes in an hour - A thunderstorm of rare lightning frequency and intensity affects downtown St. Louis and the rest of the metro area.
December Illinois tornado outbreak
December Illinois tornado outbreak - A tornado outbreak affects central Illinois on December 1, 2018.
Category 5 Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael intercept - Experiencing Category 5 Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida.
Dodge City, Kansas tornadoes
Incredible tornadoes at Dodge City, Kansas - Storm of a lifetime on May 24, 2016 with multiple highly photogenic tornadoes in southwestern Kansas.
Dodge City, Kansas tornadoes
90-Minute violent EF4 tornado in Kansas - Up close and personal with a long-lived significant tornado through Bennington, Solomon and Abilene, Kansas.
Chicago Triple Lightning Strike to Skyscrapers
Chicago Triple Skyscraper Lightning Strike - Lightning strikes all three of Chicago's tallest buildings at the same time - Sears (Willis) Tower, Trump Tower and John Hancock Center!
San Andreas Fault Tour
San Andreas Fault Tour - A photo tour covering the major-earthquake-primed segment of the fault in southern California.
Total Solar Eclipse of August 2017
2017 Total Solar Eclipse - The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 viewed from southern Illinois.
El Reno, OK tornado of May 31, 2013
The El Reno, OK tornado of May 31, 2013 - A detailed account of the EF-5 El Reno, Oklahoma tornado of May 31, 2013, including video, images and other data.
Mythbusting: Can lightning strike the same place twice
Can lightning strike the same place twice? - Busting this myth with some help from the Mythbusters themselves!
Winter lightning and thundersnow
Winter lightning and thundersnow - All about lightning and severe storms in the winter, even during snow!

25 Years on the Web

This site turned 25 years old in October of 2020! Here's a history of the site and a look at its old designs throughout the past 2 and a half decades. Read More >

Dan's Extreme Weather Photo Galleries >

Storm Expedition LogsStorm Expedition Logs >

I have all of my weather imagery, video and and accounts organized by year and by category in my weather logs section. You can also browse images in the photo gallery section and videos in the stock footage section of the site. My video collection can also be viewed on the Youtube channel.

Dan's Extreme Weather Educational LibraryDan's Extreme Weather Educational Library >

The longest-running section of this site is the Extreme Weather Educational Library section, containing numerous articles about lightning, storms, severe weather and related phenomena.

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