Watch Upward Lightning Ascend from 2 Chicago Skyscrapers
If you enjoy weather and storm things, you will likely love this. Brand new video shows upward lightning shoot into the sky from two Chicago skyscrapers and it's a sight to behold.
Dan Robinson who is a storm photographer extraordinaire just dropped this video of lightning captured at 1,500 frames per second from thunderstorms that rolled through Chicago earlier this week on October 11.
If the concept of upward lightning is new to you, Nature.com has an explanation of what the phenomenon is all about:
Upward lightning is the development of a self-propagating lightning leader from a tall object that travels upward toward the overlaying electrified storm cloud. Upward lightning can initiate without any preceding lightning activity, herein classified as self-initiated upward lightning.
Even though my wife is a meteorologist, I'll have to take their word for that. By the way, Dan is the same guy who recently captured lightning over St. Louis near the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.