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storm gallery: July 22-August 14, 1999

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Maryland, in the grip of a drought, still had a rare storm or two in July. Here's a weakening one the evening of July 22 as it retreats to the east out of Annapolis, Maryland, dimly lit by lightning. On the evening of July 31 -- actually August 1 at 2 a.m. -- a storm went through downtown Baltimore, providing a few good lightning bolts. This one was shot from my car as I drove north on Calvert Street. Photo from video.




A line of severe storms, including this one in Glen Burnie, Maryland, roared through the East Coast ahead of a cold front on August 14. In Maryland, all I saw was pea-sized hail, torrents of rain and some lightning. Photo from video.




The line of severe storms sprouted a few good lightning bolts. This one was visible on a frame of my video but happened too quickly for me to see it with the naked eye. Photo from video. Here's a more obvious cloud-to-ground bolt from the same storm. Photo from video.










Go to more chase accounts and photos:

May 9-16: Picturesque storms and three tornadoes in one day in Kansas

May 20-24: A tornado in Texas, funnels, a gorgeous gust front, and blistering lightning

May 25-31: Supercells, a tornado (or was it a tricky lowering?), a spectacular twilight, and some beautiful cells in Kansas

June 1-5: A double rainbow in Oklahoma, a funnel, a bust, and two wild Nebraska tornadoes

July 22-August 14: A few lightning storms in the middle of a drought in Maryland

August 21-25: Dust devils and daytime convection during the Arizona monsoon

November: Storms, a rainbow and fabulous sunsets on Florida's Space Coast



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