What A Show!

Wednesday afternnoon’s round of severe thunderstorms put on quite a show in the downtown Cleveland area just after 4 o’clock.

I captured this lightning bolt just beyond the Quay-55 building near thge East 55th Street exit on I-90 as seen from the station’s outdoor weather set.

No more than 30 seconds after this lightning bolt, I saw a bright flash with an immediate crash. I suspect that our tower in the back of the station was struck by lightning. Shortly after that occurred, many of our television monitors in the studio went blank or have a strange pattern suddenly live on the air. Some of our computer equipment was also affected but fortunately nothing that was so serious that it could not be corrected with a reboot.

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