Friday, June 19, 2009

Storm over the meadow

Storm over the meadow

Storms are rolling across northern Illinois today, bringing wind, rain, lightning, hail and the threat of tornadoes. This storm moved across northern Kane County and southern McHenry County about 9:30 this morning. Rotation within the storm caused the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning, which was recalled within a few minutes.

I saw the storm approaching via weather radar on the internet and went out to meet it with camera in hand. I couldn't get a good view of this particular storm cell other than a shelf of clouds along the intake area. But it did produce a pretty good lightning show as it passed.

More storms headed this way. We'll see about getting more pictures.

Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.

5 comments:

Claus Petersen said...

This is one beautiful lightning strike you have captured here, and the way the cold blue sky blends into the green of the grass is very nice, a well composed and well executed image!

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Gorgeous!

PJ said...

It's an amazingly layered photo.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a spectacular shot! The storm mixed with the greens is so colorful and the lightening flash is a wonderful added catch.Beautiful photo!

Juddie said...

Beautiful!