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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/12/2008

Lightning Flash in Slow Motion

By Jason Samenow

This video scores an 8/10 on the 'wow' factor...


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[Video was recorded in Alabama.]

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By Jason Samenow  | August 12, 2008; 12:30 PM ET
Categories:  Thunderstorms  
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Comments

This is the coolest thing ever. How did they slow it down that much?

It looks like the lighting sends out feelers at the beginning to see what trajectory will hit the ground first. And then BOOM!

Posted by: Laura in NWDC | August 12, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

There seems to be a question as to whether, like some other things on YouTube, this one is a little too cool.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | August 12, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

John Jensenius -- Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service and lightning expert -- posted on the USA Today Weather Guys blog "I have no doubt that this video is authentic." He provides a detailed explanation as to why it's real.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | August 12, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

How am I supposed to get any work done today with that video posted? I can't stop watching it!

Posted by: mdg | August 13, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

i think it's really cool - and real!

Posted by: madison | August 13, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

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