VORTEX2 2010 - Jeff Frame
Lightning and a Mesocyclone

Lightning and a Mesocyclone

Darkness fell after the Last Chance supercell came overhead. One of the teams thought they saw a tornado, so we stopped to scan the storm with radar. We didn't see another tornado, but I did capture a lightning bolt illuminating the backside of the storm's mesocyclone. Taken north of Last Chance, CO, looking east, June 10, 2010.

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