Thunderstorms over Pierre and Lake Oahe
July 30, 2016
My original intention was to photograph the
International Space Station as it passed overhead, but thunderstorms changed my
plans. I was at Oahe Dam watching the storms develop, the light was really nice
and I was on the backside of the storms. Seemed like a nearly perfect
A thunderstorm in the east and another developing overhead.
It is just about sunset.
Pierre is in the valley and mostly out of sight, the city lights are creating
the orange glow.
I took nearly 200 photos (20 second exposures), but only kept 45. It was all
cloud to cloud lightning, I saw no cloud to ground strikes.
As it got darker, the storm moved further south. Clear sky on the right, a star
Some areas of Pierre got nearly 2 inches of rain, maybe more. It didn't rain
much at all where I was.