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storm gallery: May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008: There was potential for strong storms on May 23 in Florida - as huge tornadoes ripped through the Plains - but you chase the storm you're with. Fellow chaser Cheryl Chang and I checked out the storms in the evening and briefly gave up. Then they started to turn right and south, so in separate cars, we had a "gentleman's chase" to a local strip mall parking lot to check them out as they went severe and swept through. After she left, I stuck around and shot some bolts on a storm that passed through Brevard County close to midnight.

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A "turkey tower" shows the potential for convection on May 23, 2008, in east-central Florida. (iPhone photo) As severe storms pushed through Brevard County on May 23, 2008, one pushed this outflow feature south. Severe storms swept through Brevard County on the evening of May 23, 2008. This shot was taken in Rockledge.
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Lightning flashes in the rain in Rockledge, Florida. More lightning in Rockledge, Florida. More lightning in Rockledge, Florida.
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More lightning in Rockledge, Florida. More lightning in Rockledge, Florida.
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More lightning in Rockledge, Florida. More lightning in Rockledge, Florida - a nice one! More lightning in Rockledge, Florida.
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More lightning in Rockledge, Florida. More lightning in Rockledge, Florida.

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