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Dazzling CLOSE lightning & "Bolt from the Blue"

Turkey, Texas - May 23 2016
Today was interesting. There was a night time tornado with this storm... A large one, however, the lightning was as impressive as the the tornado. Perhaps even more impressive.

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As the sun sets, storm chasers gather to photograph the lightning.
Very prolific lightning.

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Storm structure and lightning.
This five-contact strike was comprised of multiple bolts striking simultaneously. There is no image staking or compositing of multiple exposures.

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More simultaneous lightning strikes.
A "Bolt from the Blue" coming out of the storm to the south of our storm. Sometimes lightning bolts can arc outside of the storm, striking well away from any rain, in places where people might think they are safe.

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