The first picture is from Salina where lightning hit on the golf green and you can see what happened after the electricity traveled through the ground. Definitely not the place to be during a thunderstorm. This was nature's chance at a hole-in-one and she got it.
Lightning struck our tower in Hays, which isn't much of a surprise considering this is a metal rod sticking up in the air. What is surprising is that Chelsey was in the right place at the right time to capture a photo of the bolt.
Strong winds rolled across central and southcentral Kansas on Monday and Tuesday, and we had an amazing shelf cloud that developed in the Great Bend area and rolled all the way down into the Wichita area. It looks like a wall cloud that might produce a tornado, but this cloud feature is much too big and when you see something like this, you should expect strong winds.