A Triple Lightning Strike on Three of Chicago’s Tallest Buildings

A Triple Lightning Strike on Three of Chicagos Tallest Buildings weather lightning Chicago

A Triple Lightning Strike on Three of Chicagos Tallest Buildings weather lightning Chicago

Even by Chicago standards the weather here in the midwestern U.S. has been bizarre and extreme lately. We’ve seen giant walls of fog caused in part by a bitterly cold winter that chilled Lake Michigan, and numerous lightning storms that last for hours. Local videographer Craig Shimala was filming a timelapse of a derecho from his home this week when he managed to capture a triple lightning strike on three of Chicago’s tallest buildings: Willis Tower, Trump Tower and the John Hancock Building. Even more incredibly, he filmed the same occurence almost four years ago to the day back in 2010.

To see more examples of our wild weather, check out recent photos by Nick Uliveri and Pete Tsai.

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