Chicago’s Lightning Storm! My Electric Home Video!

Welcome To Chicago!

chicago skyline

Without a doubt, the Windy City is one of the most beautiful cities in the world…but, as it sits on Lake Michigan, it is prone to some wacky weather! It can be crystal clear, and then storms can show up out of nowhere…one moment you have this:

Chicago river

And then you turn around and see this!

chicago storm

What A Storm!

On Sept. 18th, a storm rolled into Chicago that resulted in a lightning and thunderstorm that lasted more than an hour…it lit up the heart of the city and Lake Michigan.

Chicago lightning storm

Chicago’s Lightning Storm!

We were warned that thunderstorms were likely across parts of Chicago…but I don’t htink anyone imagined that it woudl touch down in the heart of Chicago – and I captured much of it on my iphone!

Chicago lighning

These dramatic photos are all over the internet today – great amateur AND professional pictures capturing the dramatic weather….and here is a video I put together – all natural sound – that captures some of the dramatic moments, including many lightning strikes!

Chciago lightning storm

Where To Find The Lightning Strikes!

To make this more enjoyable for you, here are the lightning strikes: there is visible lightning near the top at :20 and at :45 in, plus 1:30, 2:50 – then a number of them at 4:00, 4:20. 4:50, 5:00, 5:10, 5:30 and 5:40…also plenty of light show in between – very much like “Close Encounters” – or those tracer beams from “Independence Day”…plus there was lots of rain, so there is a short period in the middle with no audio as I had to go in to dry the phone off!

Here you go!

amazing lightning storm

Categories: chicago, documentary films, Funny Pictures, Travel, Travel Memoir

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3 replies

  1. that’s awesome. I love storms as long as they happen somewhere else! Nothing good comes from a storm in Texas lol


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