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Video Of An Incredible Lightning Show Over TN  
User currently offlineusscvr From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 69 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7196 times:
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Forgive me is this is not the correct forum, but I found several similar threads on this subject in the CA forum.

I was checking out my local weather blog this evening and came across a link titled: Incredible Pilot’s View Video of Last Wednesday Night’s Lightning Show.

The link was to a YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hAm9m-zrP0

It was not the pilot that shot the video. The opening of the video shows it was actually a rear pax that shot the video. It notes that the video was taken on a GA Flt from KHKS to KHSV, Wednesday evening, Aug 3, 2011 with a Galaxy Tab & a night vision monocle   . I think the airframe is a Piper P46, and it appears to be full. I live in middle Tennessee and can tell you that the storm was definitely one to see. I am not necessarily fond of the soundtrack, but one must admit that the light show is amazing - if for nothing more than its near continuous illumination!

I'd like to hear what you think about the video. Have any of you ever seen such an active storm?? All comments appreciated.

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7111 times:

That was about 70 miles due south of Nashville. Close to where my girlfriend lives. We sat out on her front deck and watched it. It was NUTS.. Non stop lightening.. but no thunder. That was the strange part


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User currently offlineYXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1025 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7083 times:

Nice Video, We had a similar Lighting event over Southeastern WI about 2 weeks ago with the high temp's and due points we had and like EMBQA stated, not one bit of thunder, very odd.


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User currently offlineirish From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6988 times:

I was on airtran from MDW to MCO and the lighting was insane from the air.

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6939 times:

Youtube comment :

"Just learned that the storm was so strong when it reached Huntsville airport that it blew the nose of a Boeing 747 over its chocks and more than 29 feet into a set of stairs causing damage to the nose!
markopenguin 4 hours ago"

lolwut?!

Impressive video!   


User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6805 times:

That was the strangest storm I've ever seen the other night. I woke up about 0330 and went outside to close my car windows (hadn't rained yet). Nothing had happened at all outside by then, but by the time I went to work at 0600 all hell has broken loose out there. Lots of limbs down, trash cans blown all over the place, my kid's swimming pool in the neighbors house. Things were spread in different directions too. Very strange, with I hadn't gone back to bed that night!

User currently offlinespacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3671 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6748 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
Non stop lightening.. but no thunder. That was the strange part

That's cloud to cloud lightning.

I drove through a storm like this once in Nebraska. It was about 3PM and the sky went pitch black except for the lightning - I mean it was like driving at midnight. I was on the highway and I had to pull over - first and only time I've ever had to do that. There was non-stop lightning like this through the entire sky, and I was directly under it. From what I remember, most of it was cloud to cloud and I don't remember hearing a lot of thunder either. Cloud to cloud lightning is very alien looking because unlike cloud to ground lightning, it doesn't run in one basically continuous stream - it branches out all over the place as it looks for the best place to release its energy. So it's like a spider web covering the sky.

Lots of wind too, and plenty of rain - that was the real reason I had to pull over. Wipers were on max and were just not keeping up. The rain was so thick I couldn't see five feet in front of me - not fog, rain.

Storms like this are not uncommon in the midwest, from what I've been told by my family (who are from there). I'm not sure how common this sort of thing is in TN.



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User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1660 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6616 times:

I saw something like this once on an AA 727 flight from Chicago to Dallas. After assuring passengers that we would be a long way away from this thing, the flight deck advised that it would start coming into view off the right side in about 15 minutes and that they could already see it out the front. They added that the ATC frequencies were alive with pilots talking about it. As it came into view, nobody said a word except for the occasional "My God' or the simple word "Damn." The lightning seemed to be coming 15 or 20 strikes at a time, who knows for sure? We had it in view for about 20 minutes before it slipped astern. The cabin was completely silent until a teenaged boy blurted out "Holy shit!" and then everybody convulsed with laughter.

User currently offlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1715 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4878 times:

At around 4:20 mins you can see a couple of 'blue jets' flash into the ionosphere. Very rarely captured on film, and the phenomenon has only recently been explained (and not even fully, I believe). Watching it again, I can see them also at around 3:07 and 3:47 as well, not as clearly though.

[Edited 2011-08-06 12:54:52]


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User currently offlineJHCRJ700 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 4):
"Just learned that the storm was so strong when it reached Huntsville airport that it blew the nose of a Boeing 747 over its chocks and more than 29 feet into a set of stairs causing damage to the nose!
markopenguin 4 hours ago"

haha i saw that as well. I"m gunna call BS on that one



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User currently offlineidphilli From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

I saw something like this on my flight from ATL to FRA (DL14) about a week and a half ago. The flight was delayed about 4 hours because of mx (we had to return to ATL about an hour and a half into the flight) and my sister and I found it hard to look away from the window because of the weather/lightning


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User currently offlineB727LVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

Quoting JHCRJ700 (Reply 9):
Quoting RobK (Reply 4):
"Just learned that the storm was so strong when it reached Huntsville airport that it blew the nose of a Boeing 747 over its chocks and more than 29 feet into a set of stairs causing damage to the nose!
markopenguin 4 hours ago"

haha i saw that as well. I"m gunna call BS on that one

I believe that.... While working in ROW and enduring a few microbursts there, I saw the nose gear of a 747, with its nose facing into the wind, rise and fall so much that when it rose it fully extended the strut and you could see the nose tires bounce from the force behind it. Another 747 with its tail into the wind, had the big rubber chocks around each nose tire, actually jumped the chocks and when it was said and done the nose tires were about 3-4 feet from where they were originally were. Not to mention the 727's that never stay put in wind. And these bursts only lasted 30-45 min, I can nly imagine what would have happened in a storm that could last for a few hours...



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User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5841 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4176 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 4):
"Just learned that the storm was so strong when it reached Huntsville airport that it blew the nose of a Boeing 747 over its chocks and more than 29 feet into a set of stairs causing damage to the nose!
markopenguin 4 hours ago"

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User currently offlineULMFlyer From Brazil, joined Sep 2006, 475 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 8):
At around 4:20 mins you can see a couple of 'blue jets' flash into the ionosphere. Very rarely captured on film, and the phenomenon has only recently been explained (and not even fully, I believe). Watching it again, I can see them also at around 3:07 and 3:47 as well, not as clearly though.

Good catch! Thanks for pointing it out.



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User currently offlinevaustralie From Australia, joined Jul 2010, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

Thats INSANE!
Nothing interesting like that has happened to me, but that is amazing!!
Thanks for sharing!!



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User currently offlinekric777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2422 times:
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Awesome video...but, like most things on YouTube nowadays, the pointless music ruins it  

User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

N135FL, a P46T (Piper Meridian):

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...L/history/20110804/0200Z/KHKS/KHSV

Quoting kric777 (Reply 15):
like most things on YouTube nowadays, the pointless music ruins it

Probably the only thing you would have heard is idle cabin chatter and the drone of the turboprop up front.



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User currently offlineOksman From Brazil, joined Apr 2011, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

I´ve experienced a very similar one in April 11 on a QR flight from GRU to EZE. The difference is that the 77L I was on was so much closer to the storm....and we flew very close to it for at least 40 minutes. A very beautiful, even though scary spectacle.

User currently offlinespacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3671 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Quoting tjwgrr (Reply 16):
Probably the only thing you would have heard is idle cabin chatter and the drone of the turboprop up front.

That's preferable to annoying and overly dramatic music. Everybody thinks they're Martin Scorsese when they post these random videos to YouTube. They don't realize they're just posting a moment in time that they happened to capture, and that's how we're watching it. It's not a creative outlet. They're not going to win an oscar.

I've got a few transportation-related videos on YouTube and I just left the natural sound - I think it's better that way because it makes it easier to feel like you would have if you were there.



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User currently offlinesevenfeet From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

I was in the air that evening watching the same storm on a Delta CRJ50 from Cincinnatti to Nashviile (seat 1B). It was easily the most lightning I've ever seen in any storm, in the air or on the ground. Much of the lightning seemed to be from cloud to cloud, not cloud to ground. It was cool, spooky and a little scary...in other words, I'm glad we're not flying through that!

The pilot seemed to be such in a hurry to beat the storm into BNA that she overshot the runway and had to go around. So we ended up doing a low flyby of downtown Nashville to make it back to the airport. What a weird night for flying.


User currently offlinerunner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

I was working wed night and remember watching this storm develop on radar. It developed over Smyrna and Murfreesboro and just sat there from 7pm. A lot of my friends were putting up pictures and videos from the boro. It slowly started moving south southeast around 830. I live in Mt Juliet and when I got home it still looked like constant strobe lights in the sky to the south. Even at 2am when I went to bed and the storm was in Huntsville I could still see the lightning. It was quite impressive.

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