A wicked lightning storm
One of my drives home earlier this week was made more exciting by a massive thundercloud just south of Highway 8. I stopped near the Rockyview Fire Department in Elbow Valley and photographed as it rumbled past. There were a few lightning strikes that I managed to capture but I was paying more attention to the angry beast.
It was dark, dark grey in the center, the edges were rolling fast and the temperature plunged by 10°C or more just before the rain began to fall. I scurried back into my car once the volume raised up to a downpour. Back on the road, I wondered how the storm would develop as it moved eastward. The next morning, I learned that it contributed to the flooding and heavy hail that beat up Chestermere. That was one of the mean summer storms we get in the Calgary area and I am sorry to hear about the damage it caused.
July 21, 2015 at 10:48 pm
Wow. That is some storm.
July 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm
Spectacular images, Chris!
July 18, 2015 at 5:17 pm
A couper le souffle…! Magnifique !
July 18, 2015 at 10:30 am
It seems like we are getting our June weather in July.
July 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm