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gallery: May 20-21, 2012

May 20-21, 2012: On the epic drive from Florida to Tornado Alley, I saw some enticing lightning in Arkansas. Despite my fatigue, I stopped for about a half-hour near Jeanette to take photos of the lightning on May 20. On May 21, I was treated to a beautiful Kansas sunset as I drove to Nebraska. The clouds are actually blowoff from a distant storm over North Platte. Share

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On May 20, on my way to Tornado Alley, I ran into lightning storms near Jeannette, Arkansas.

Many of the bolts were embedded in rain.

The bright light is an approaching car.

More lightning near Jeanette, Arkansas.

It was a mix of cloud-to-ground bolts and crawlers.

On May 21, I stopped in northern Kansas at an oil pumpjack to get a photo of the sunset.

The light got better after the sun went down.

Amber waves of grain!

The Element at sunset.


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