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Most lightning strikes have at least 2 to 4 seconds of 'padding' or lead-in and lead-out. Long-duration clips are designated as those in which there is no break in the continuity of the video. See also our High-Definition lightning video catalog in the Storm Highway HD Library.

# INL-111505A - Intense Afternoon Lightning

This video is available in high definitionDate filmed: November 15, 2005
Location: Griffin, Indiana
Total footage: 0:52
Scenes: 11 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: 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, 3.4MB

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# OKL-061105A - Nighttime Lightning Barrage

Date filmed: June 11, 2005
Location: Fort Supply, Oklahoma
Total footage: 1:09
Scenes: 36 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Frequent, vivid lightning lights up the night in rural western Oklahoma.

Preview clip, 4.5MB

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# WVL-062206A - Intense Close Lightning at Dusk

This video is available in high definitionDate filmed: June 22, 2006
Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: Frequent, brilliant, startling and close lightning strikes from a strong storm in central West Virginia. Includes great audio of loud blasts of thunder.

Preview clip, 22.3MB

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# OKL-052304A - Oklahoma Lightning Show

Date filmed: May 23, 2004
Location: Bristow, Oklahoma
Total footage: 4:21
Scenes: 47 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: A staggering display of powerful, vivid lightning from an afternoon supercell storm in Oklahoma.

Preview clip, 10.2MB

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# NCL-062907A - Close Lightning Strike

This video is available in high definitionDate filmed: June 29, 2007
Location: Willow Springs, North Carolina
Speed: Realtime
Class: 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.

Preview clip, 694KB

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# SDL-060705A - Close lightning strikes

Date filmed: June 7, 2005
Location: Kadoka, South Dakota
Total footage: 0:22
Scenes: 2 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Two very close lightning strikes hit near storm observers watching a spectacular supercell thunderstorm. The first bolt is directly in front of the camera, the second is much closer and hits out of the picture to the left. A small clicking sound can be heard as the second strike flickers nearby. Includes great audio of the loud, startling blasts of thunder.

Preview clip, 1.5MB

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# MOL-061104A - Missouri Lightning Show

Date filmed: June 11, 2004
Location: Eagleville, Missouri
Total footage: 3:10
Scenes: 15 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: Sudden sky-filling lightning explodes across the night sky in rural northwestern Missouri. Great audio of rolling thunder as crickets chirp.

Preview clip, 12.0MB

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# WVL-082005A - Bolts from the Blue

Date filmed: August 20, 2005
Location: Clendenin, West Virginia
Total footage: 0:29
Scenes: 1 clip
Speed: Realtime and Slow-Motion
Class: Standard

Description: Cloud-to-ground lightning 'bolts from the blue' arc from the top of a growing thunderstorm out into clear air, striking the ground many miles away from the storm. This video is a great illustration of how lightning danger can exist for people outdoors even if they are far away from a thunderstorm.

Preview clip, 1.3MB

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# TXL-061205A - Texas Supercell Lightning

Date filmed: June 12, 2005
Location: Hamlin, Texas
Total footage: 1:17
Scenes: 5 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Lightning from a tornadic supercell in Texas.

Preview clip, 4.7MB

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# KSL-051204A - Anvil Lightning in Supercell

Date filmed: May 12, 2004
Location: Harper, Kansas
Total footage: 1:59
Scenes: 1 Long-duration clip
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Frequent lightning flickers in the anvil of a tornadic thunderstorm.

Preview clip, 2.3MB

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# KSL-052004A - Sunset Lightning in Kansas

Date filmed: May 20, 2004
Location: Western Kansas
Total footage: 38 seconds
Scenes: 7 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Pink lightning dances under an ominous blue-gray sky accented by the orange glow of the setting sun. Afterward, bright anvil crawlers rocket across a rural roadway at night.

Preview clip, 2.5MB

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# KSL-052404A - Distant Nighttime Lightning

Date filmed: May 24, 2004
Location: Melvern, Kansas
Total footage: 1:08
Scenes: 1 Long-duration clip
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Distant lightning flickers in the night sky above rural Kansas.

Preview clip, 1.8MB

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# KSL-061204A - Supercell Lightning in Kansas

Date filmed: June 12, 2004
Location: Belle Plaine, Kansas
Total footage: 03:50
Scenes: 36 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Two cameras record a tornado-producing storm in Kansas as it pummels the countryside with frequent and brilliant lightning.

Preview clip, 11.0MB

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# KSL-061204B - Twilight Supercell Lightning Show

Date filmed: June 12, 2004
Location: Sumner County, Kansas
Total footage: 4:28
Scenes: 3 Long-duration clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Frequent lightning lights up the side of a tornadic supercell in Kansas in the fading daylight. Bolts shoot out of the side of white, billowing clouds.

Preview clip, 11.3MB

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# MDL-WC-061103A - Very Close Strike to Water

Date filmed: June 11, 2003
Location: Easton, Maryland
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: A very close cloud-to-ground lightning bolt strikes the water next to a causeway on the eastern shore of the Chesakeake Bay in Maryland, with an orange glow emanating from the last few feet of the lightning channel.

Preview clip, 1.5MB

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# NEL-061004A - Night Lightning in Nebraska

Date filmed: June 10, 2004
Location: Cozad, Nebraska
Total footage: 2:28
Scenes: 13 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Spectacular lightning explodes over rural Nebraska.

Preview clip, 9.1MB

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# NEL-061004B - Frequent Nighttime Lightning

Date filmed: June 10, 2004
Location: Cozad, Nebraska
Total footage: 13:17
Scenes: 5 Long-duration clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Distant storms flicker with frequent lightning during and after sunset in Nebraska. Long unedited clips showing the amazing fequency of the lightning are perfect for video backdrops.

Preview clip, 5.8MB

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# OHL-041704A - Ohio Lightning Barrage

Date filmed: April 17, 2004
Location: Fairview, Ohio
Total footage: 3:25
Scenes: 22 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: An intense storm in Ohio drops frequent and very close lightning. Includes hair-raising audio of loud, startling thunder from close strikes.

Preview clip, 8.3MB

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# MOL-060707A - Distant Thunderstorm Lightning

Date filmed: June 7, 2007
Location: Booneville, Missouri
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

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

Preview clip, 12.0MB

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# OKL-061403A - Afternoon Oklahoma Lightning

Date filmed: June 14, 2003
Location: Dustin, Oklahoma
Total footage: 18 seconds
Scenes: 5 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Basic

Description: Daytime lightning in rural Oklahoma.

Preview clip, 1.2MB

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# SDL-051104A - Continuous South Dakota Lightning

Date filmed: May 11, 2004
Location: Aberdeen, South Dakota
Total footage: 1:47
Scenes: 4 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Continuous lightning dances in an approaching South Dakota storm, creating an ominous scene as daylight fades.

Preview clip, 1.9MB

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# WVL-071503A - West Virginia Lightning Show

Date filmed: July 15, 2003
Location: Scott Depot, West Virginia
Total footage: 22 seconds
Scenes: 5 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: Breathtaking sky-filling nighttime lightning in rural West Virginia.

Preview clip, 1.5MB

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# WVL-072204A - Summer Night Lightning Show

Date filmed: July 22, 2004
Location: Alum Creek, West Virginia
Total footage: 56 seconds
Scenes: 12 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Nighttime lightning and fog in rural West Virginia.

Preview clip, 3.6MB

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# COL-053005A - Lightning on the Front Range

Date filmed: May 30, 2005
Location: Trinidad, Colorado
Total footage: 0:14
Scenes: 3 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Basic

Description: Lightning bolts on the Front Range in southern Colorado.

Preview clip, 910KB

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# WVL-080505A - Afternoon Lightning Show

Date filmed: August 5, 2005
Location: Glenwood, West Virginia
Total footage: 0:44
Scenes: 6 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Basic

Description: Cloud-to-ground lightning in rural Mason County, West Virginia along the Ohio River.

Preview clip, 2.8MB

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# WVL-082904A - Lightning along Interstate

Date filmed: August 29, 2004
Location: Roane County, West Virginia
Total footage: 1:39
Scenes: 5 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Close lightning strikes in rural West Virginia. Includes great audio of thunder.

Preview clip, 5.8MB

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# WXMISC-STORMS1 - Miscellaneous Thunderstorm Video

Date filmed: Various
Location: West Virginia
Total footage: 3:10
Scenes: 27 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Basic

Description: Various clips showing the effects of a heavy thunderstorm. Night lightning flashes in the sky. Cars drive through heavy rain. Standing water on a flooded road spirals down a storm drain in a whirlpool. Small hail pelts pavement and grass.

Preview clip, 11.9MB

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