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Lightening's path down tree

Uploaded by: UnobtrusiveTroll10

Thursday June 9, 2011

Traverse City, MI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Glad I wasn't climbing it!

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4. UnobtrusiveTroll10
6:16 PM GMT on June 18, 2011
Thanks petticoats - M
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3. petticoats
11:10 PM GMT on June 16, 2011
People mostly don't realise that lightning can do this. One strike result I saw and heard a long time ago, gashed a tree like this and then continued all the way down to the ground digging a trench along the ground for about 10 metres until it hit the edge of a school buiding and blew several planks off that. The noise was deafening. Great photo BTW
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2. UnobtrusiveTroll10
5:01 PM GMT on June 14, 2011
I happened to pull into a parking lot just after the strike occurred. After the lightening traveled down through the tree trunk it followed a big root to an an underground PVC water pipe and exploded it. Water was shooting out of the ground but the city crew turned the water off before I could get a picture.
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1. key17
11:57 PM GMT on June 12, 2011
I have seen very old lightning strikes on trees, but never a "fresh" one. A while back my husband was cutting a tree for firewood in a neighbor's woods. The tree was old, dead, and rotten in places. The cutting was going well until the chain saw couldn't cut through a hard-as-rock section of the tree. The neighbor said the tree had been struck by lightning years before and had become "petrified" along the strike. Interesting. Perhaps others at WU have some insight into this. Thank you for sharing your photos!
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Hi folks, I live in the northwestern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula - near Lake Michigan - with beautiful family (and pets!). Photo opportunities abound in this beautiful area of Michigan. My current and only camera is an Olympus Tough Series TG-1. It has performed nicely and I think I get the most out of it. Someday soon, I hope to be able to purchase a nice DSLR of some type and perhaps take a photography class. History shows that I am very hard on cameras and my love of beaches makes life difficult for any camera I own. The Traverse City, Michigan area is no longer a secret so I may as well invite you up here to discover the beauty that we enjoy each and every day. You won't be disappointed - so please... don't tell everyone! Mike

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