Dallas, Texas Anvil Crawler Lightning Extravaganza

June 14, 2001

Storms fired along an outflow boundary moving southeast from Oklahoma.  During the evening,  a line formed that moved across the Metroplex and then stalled just south of the area.  A most spectacular anvil crawler show ensued, lasting over 3 hours!  This was the best I've seen since 1995.

01061401.jpg (26874 bytes) Anvil crawlers silhouette the skyline of downtown Dallas.

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01061407.jpg (17776 bytes) Superbolt CG beneath anvil crawlers and at the focus of "spider lightning" (multiple radial lightning "spokes" originating where the CG enters the anvil).
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01061409.jpg (21221 bytes) The CG slowly fades and breaks into beads.
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01061411.jpg (25717 bytes) This is an image of a massive lightning discharge that covered the entire sky, from horizon to horizon in all directions.



Copyright 2001 - Samuel D. Barricklow - All rights reserved.

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