The photos are from New Mexico, North and South Dakota, Oklahoma and Wyoming.
Mother nature’s power and beauty were on full display in Chicago Monday night when lightning lit up the city’s skyline.
The electric bursts reportedly struck four of the city’s tallest buildings in a rare occurrence of what’s called ‘upward lightning,’ according to the Washington Post.
The phenomenon usually involves tall man-made structure, like skyscrapers, and follows the more common cloud-to-ground lightning strikes.
Upward strikes typically occur after positive charges from a cloud to ground strike leave an imbalance of positive energy on a building or tower, which shoots a bolt into the sky to meet and balance out a mirroring negative charge.
All the buildings struck by lightning were reportedly taller than 1,000 feet
That infamous Polar Vortex ia at it again. The weather phenomena is spewing super cold air down the spine of North America. And the central Canadian city of Winnipeg is dab smack in the middle of its path.
Steam rising from blaring furnaces and car exhausts everywhere.
Strange sun dogs.
After 2 weeks of grey skies the sun has risen in Winnipeg. Winnipeg is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, we citizens are not used to prolonged cloudy skies. Time to put the shades back on, at least for a day, snow expected tomorrow.