The weather patterns around the world this year has been pretty bizarre. Southern California has bypassed winter altogether along with much of the southern hemisphere while part of the world was suffering through the polar vortex. As the weather has been more and more unstable, there has been an influx of tornados and thunderstorms and extreme weather conditions.
Case in point, last week’s thunderstorm in Chicago was a rare double derecho – a severe windstorm that is part of a series of thunderstorms and causes hurricane-like conditions. Photographer Craig Shimala documented nature’s fury in a timelapse video. In the video, Shimala captured a rare triple lightning strike on three of Chicago’s tallest buildings: Willis Tower, Trump Tower and the John Hancock Building. Incredibly, this isn’t the first time Shimala captured the triple lightning strike on the three towers. Back in 2010, Shimala captured the same occurrence on video, which you can see here.
Who says lightning never strikes the same place twice?