Mother Nature competes for best light show over holiday weekend

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There was no doubt that even though the Eureka’s fireworks show was shorter this year than in recent years, ‘Mother Nature’ took notice and decided to try and out-wow the people in Mesquite and surrounding areas Saturday and Sunday nights.

After a short storm last week which reportedly created over 600 lightning strikes, the numbers are still being tallied as to how many strikes reached the area over the weekend.

Undoubtedly, the storm lasted longer and poured down on different parts of the city. It really did make a difference what neighborhood someone lived in, as to whether or not they received any rain at all. Even with Mesquite being approximately 6 miles in diameter, one mile really does make all the difference.

So the Mesquite Local News put out a Facebook call to all of its readers, asking for those photos of amazing lightning strikes across the valley. Well, amazing doesn’t begin to really describe them at all.

Here are the photos received from storms on Saturday and Sunday, July 5 & 6, 2014. Anyone wanting to submit their photos for display (with full credit) on the MLN website can do so by emailing them (with name and location/direction of photo) to steph.bbm@gmail.com. We will add them to the site as we get them!

 

Chad Klein, known for being Mesquite's Long Driver, took these photos from his home by the Mesquite Airport Sunday night, facing West.

Chad Klein, known for being Mesquite’s Long Driver, took these photos from his home by the Mesquite Airport Sunday night, facing West.

Chad Klein, known for being Mesquite's Long Driver, took these photos from his home by the Mesquite Airport Sunday night, facing West.

Chad Klein, known for being Mesquite’s Long Driver, took these photos from his home by the Mesquite Airport Sunday night, facing West.

Jan Sullivan, co-owner of Guns n Guitars sent this photo in saying, "we were standing in front of the Casablanca Sunday about 7:45, thinking about walking to our car in the lot across the street.  Gallant Michael (her husband) went to get it and pick me up."

Jan Sullivan, co-owner of Guns n Guitars sent this photo in saying, “we were standing in front of the Casablanca Sunday about 7:45, thinking about walking to our car in the lot across the street. Gallant Michael (her husband) went to get it and pick me up.”

Comments

  1. Gayle Olsen says:

    As I was reading your article on Sunday’s storm, this was sent to my e-mail by our Son, Marty Olsen in Salt Lake City, check it out: http://youtu.be/jIKeYAzkzdc .You may have to copy & paste it in your browser…worth watching.

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