First comes the glow, then it erupts!
This amazing lightning blazed from the ground to the clouds during severe weather in Oklahoma City on May 18, 2017.
WOW this video from Live Storm Media was incredible! Now here a few pictures:
Ground-to-cloud lightning: natural or artificial triggers?
According to Stormhighway.com, a purely natural upward-moving ground-to-cloud lightning stroke is actually a rarity. It needs a unique terrain like at Pilot Peak, near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Pilot Peak is a tall, sharp-pointed, pyramid-shaped peak rising high above its surroundings.
While ground-to-cloud lightning is indeed a natural phenomenon, it is man-made structures that have clearly brought this type of discharge out of its ‘natural habitat’. Today, thanks to urban development, ground-to-cloud lightning strikes are very common occurances and can be observed anywhere a thunderstorm encounters a tall structure.
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What was this ground to cloud lightning in Oklahoma City? Human induced or natural?