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Don Heath
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Sunday night's lightning
« on: 07/11/12, 07:47 PM »

Here's a picture that a friend of mine, Keegan O'Rourke, took from Sunrise - pretty amazing!


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Re: Sunday night's lightning
« Reply #1 on: 07/11/12, 07:55 PM »

Great photo! It was the most lightning I've ever seen.  Another great photo of the same storm, but taken from Paradise:
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... want your own private skintrack? Better move to the yukon dude. (B'ham Allen, 2011).
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Andy Carey, Nisqually Park, 3500 feet below Paradise
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Re: Sunday night's lightning
« Reply #2 on: 07/11/12, 09:18 PM »

Wow, thanks for those pictures. Very cool.
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Re: Sunday night's lightning
« Reply #3 on: 07/11/12, 09:28 PM »

Fantastic !
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Re: Sunday night's lightning
« Reply #4 on: 07/11/12, 10:20 PM »

Beautiful!  And another reminder (of many) of mother nature's incredible power...
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Re: Sunday night's lightning
« Reply #5 on: 07/12/12, 02:36 PM »

Hard to know, but I wonder if the two pictures are of the same strike, just offset by one guy at Sunrise, and one guy at Paradise.

I wonder what the odds are of that?
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« Reply #6 on: 07/12/12, 03:08 PM »

Awesome images.

I was on the n. side of adams for 6 days and saw the lightening storm. The strikes over Mt. Rainier were incredible!!!! One of my top moments in the mountains for sure. While I caught lightening images as well, the image of strikes over Mt. Rainier is the best image I've ever missed capturing...and I tried! But I had a long lens and pointed it just above the Mountain by mistake. While I saw a number of strikes light up the mountain over about 10 minutes...it didn't happen again for me to take a second exposure by the time I was set up. It's great to see these shots. 
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Re: Sunday night's lightning
« Reply #7 on: 07/13/12, 03:31 PM »

Hard to know, but I wonder if the two pictures are of the same strike, just offset by one guy at Sunrise, and one guy at Paradise.

The thing I really like about the first picture is that it depicts a direct strike on the summit of Little Tahoma. The second picture doesn't appear to be the same strike. The second picture looks like the lightning may be striking one of the glaciers high on Rainier, which seems like a strange thing for lightning to do. Or maybe it's just jumping from cloud to cloud.
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Re: Sunday night's lightning
« Reply #8 on: 07/14/12, 03:00 PM »

Great photos.

I don't ever recall seeing lightning storms go on for hours (or even days) in this area.
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Re: Sunday night's lightning
« Reply #9 on: 07/14/12, 10:35 PM »

Mid August, 1999.  Mike and I will never forget it because we were pinned down high on the Sulfide on Shuksan for hours by constant flashing with simultaneous booming.  Most beautiful scary thing I've ever seen.
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Re: Sunday night's lightning
« Reply #10 on: 07/18/12, 03:00 PM »

The local paper, the Eatonville Dispatch, reported that the 24 hours spanning July 8-9 had 6,208 lightning strikes in WA

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Andy Carey, Nisqually Park, 3500 feet below Paradise
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