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storm gallery: August 7, 2008

August 7, 2008: Though there was a low chance of storms today on Florida's Space Coast, a couple storms got the ball rolling. What appeared to be boundary collisions followed a severe storm and other limited convection and helped develop a cluster of storms with lots of lightning. I chased them with Cheryl Chang.

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A line of storms advances on Merritt Island, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008, under a sliver of moon. Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008. Lightning as seen from Merritt Island, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008.
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Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008. Four bolts fire over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008. Lightning over the lights of Merritt Island, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008.
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Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008. Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008. Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008.
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Four branchy lightning bolts hit at once over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008. Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008. Lightning branches over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008.
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Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008. Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008. Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008.
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Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008. Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008. Lightning over the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2008.

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