Watch Illinois Tornadic Storm’s Massive Lightning at 10,000 FPS
Have you ever tried to take a picture of lightning? What about a tornado? Spoiler alert - It's not an easy task. One photographer managed to capture both while chasing a tornadic storm that produced twisters in Illinois. His video gives you a glimpse of massive lightning strikes in super slow-motion at 10,000 frames per second.
It should be obvious, but I'll state it anyway. Don't try this at home, kids. Dan Robinson is a professional photographer and accomplished storm chaser. He knows what he's doing and how to do it safely. Here's Dan's very detailed explanation of what you'll witness:
Positive cloud-to-ground lightning strikes with slow-to-fast leader transitions are captured at 10,034 frames per second with a high-speed camera near Industry, Illinois. The lightning was in the forward flank of a supercell thunderstorm which produced tornadoes at both Industry and Table Grove. Tornado sirens sound in Industry with the storm in the background. The beginning stages of the Industry tornado (rapidly rotating rain curtains) are seen. The long, contorted rope-out of the Table Grove tornado was visible from behind the storm, viewed here from near the town of Vermont.
You'll get glimpses of many lightning strikes and even the tornado near Industry, Illinois.
I think there are probably a new National Weather Service meteorologists who could learn some things about lightning from Dan. That's why Dan Robinson is a must-follow on YouTube if you enjoy weather phenomena and especially lightning.