Charles E. Roop giving his own forecasts, weather discussions, photos and adventures for the Starkville, MS area, Florida, and beyond.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Gainesville Lightning Show

I usually don't place photos on here, but since I am having issues with WordPress (where my photo blog is) I am displaying them on here since they are weather related.

Early this evening, a thunderstorm complex over Jacksonville created an outflow boundary which moved south and southwest (view radar). This line spawned storms over eastern Alachua County and surrounding areas. At least two Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued with these storms. The first storm I attempted to find lighting from the storm to the southeast of Gainesville (view radar). However, the lightning show dissipated with this cell by time I perched myself on top of a parking garage near the University of Florida campus. There was hope, though. A tiny cell just east of Williston formed (view radar) and created a nice lightning show for a while and provided all but one of my photos shown here.


These photos were shot with my Canon EOS 40D with a 50mm f/1.4 lens at 160 ISO.