As a kid, I can remember big lightning and thunderstorms rolling through and being scared to death of them. The giant flashes and then thunder would make me climb under the covers and hide. I have fond memories of my dad standing out on the front porch at our house in Sulphur watching the storm. I remember a few times yelling at him to come inside knowing he was gonna get struck.

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After some time, I would get brave enough to stand by the door and watch with him. I remember him telling me how light travels faster than sound. We would count the time in between a flash of lightning and then the sound of thunder. You take the amount of time between the flash and sound and divide it by five. Five seconds would be a mile, 15 seconds would be three miles. I think this was his way of conditioning me to not be as scared. Don't worry, we ran inside if the count was less than zero!

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The lightning has been rather intense it seems with the last few storms. Last night was no exception for it. I ran across a few photos that people posted and wanted to share them with you. The photos are amazing and truly just shows the power of what weather can do.

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