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Offline Big Vern

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« on: August 10, 2009, 10:41 AM »
Last night at 23:15 we witnessed the most spectacular electrical storm I have ever seen, including those I've experienced in the tropics. We live in the Orba valley in the north of the Costa Blanca and this storm seemed to be out at sea; the thunder was very distant. The lightning was continuous and multiple, striking out in all directions - in fact I never saw any of the bolts go to earth. This fantastic light display continued for almost 15 minutes until the huge thunderhead cloud started to break up. You can view a short video clip of the storm at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJCfdeKnyek
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Offline Maria

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 20:45 PM »
Great stuff, fab photos and video.

I think im right in beliving we do not see the lightening until it has struck ground and is heading back up???!!! We never see it on its way down?

I was in Trevelez today and whilst there we had a hail storm, it only lasted about 5 mins but in Lanjaron there was nothing!

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 23:15 PM »
These are really amazing photos, that must have been an impressive storm!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 12:30 PM »
Stunning. Really brings across the full force of nature.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2009, 22:24 PM by nick »
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 14:34 PM »
.....and remember the video is not speeded-up! That was the continuous rate at which the lightning was flashing and it continued for almost 15 minutes. I have never seen an electrical storm so violent.

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 22:23 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 09:12 AM »
Excellent viewing.
Thanks