A thunderstorm with frequent lightning affected the Wichita, Kansas, area Wednesday night, between 1 and 2 a.m. Central Time. It was caught on the Dropcam weather webcam that I had installed at our AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions office downtown (you can see the live feed here). This was the best strike from that video:
You can watch the entire video below; it starts out with a time-lapse movie of the lightning, then provides the real-time camera feed during the height of the storm.
I visited our Wichita office in 2007. Wichita has been in a drought but has not received as many storms as they typically would this summer. The map below shows that they have seen a one or two-class improvement over the last two months, but they are still considered to be in a Moderate or Severe Drought.
I found three security cameras that caught the light from the Sunday night fireball, including two from my house.
The iPhone 6 - with barometer - and Apple Watch were announced today, but I've been wearing barometer watches for 30 years.
I was pleased to serve on an AMS panel "The Impact of Ubiquitous Data Availability and Social Media" at the summer community meeting.
Last weekend, I presented the weather science side of UFOs at a paranormal conference in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Since then, there have been several local UFO sightings of note.
A trend I've noticed this Summer on Social Media is a large increase in "lightning strike selfies." Here are a few examples.
I documented a couple of undular bores on my blog before, but today, it's personal.