May 7, 2012: Storms popped up all over east-central Florida today, spawning lightning and downpours, but few retained any structure or isolation for long. Yet one storm in West Melbourne had a nice, rain-free base for a while, along with impressive lightning. The video shows its evolution.
Click on the thumbnails to see a larger image. From the gallery pages, click "up" to return to this index.
Storms popped up all over the place today. This one was in the vicinity of Port St. John.
Looking west in Rockledge, another storm had inflow features.
This storm in West Melbourne, west of I-95, threw out powerful lightning.
The West Melbourne storm produced lots of lightning. This is a grab from video.
Another example of the storm's lightning. This is a grab from video.
The West Melbourne storm grew more intense.
The West Melbourne storm briefly had a small lowering, but I didn't see rotation.