Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Watch These Wild Lightning Strikes

There were quite a few big thunderstorms around eastern half of the United States over the past couple days.

Here's one taken by a dash camner of a utility pole being blown apart by a lightning strike in Chicago. Stick around in this video for the slow mo version in the last half:

Another lightning strike during the same Chicago storm set off a wild electrical chain reaction at a subway station that ultimately partly collapsed it. Watch the video of that big moment:

Monday, in New York City, the Empire State Building got hit. Interesting that it hit the side, not the top of the skyscraper. I bet the people in the office where lightning struck just outside got a startle:

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