April 30, 2006 Storms Near Edwardsville

by John Farley

I was able to get some shelf cloud and lightning photos as a couple evening storms passed the Edwardsvile, IL area. The first picture was taken from a couple miles east of Edwardsville, looking northwest:

shelf cloud and flanking line on storm north of Edwardsville

The following pictures of CC (cloud-to-cloud) lightning were taken from Glik Park in Edwardsville looking southeast:

CC lightning with lots of branches

closer lightning illuminates rainshafts, with more distant CC lightning in background

branched lightning with bead effect

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