High-Speed Camera Captures Lightning Splintering Across Sky in Fort Wayne, Indiana

A storm system pushed across northern Indiana on Sunday evening, May 15, producing lightning and intense winds.

High-speed video recorded by videographer Bryce Fritzel shows a lightning strike spidering across the night sky in northern Fort Wayne.

Fritzel told Storyful he was using Phantom high-speed camera to record the lightning event at 6,000 frames per second.

“[The] video playback that is over 250 times slower than you see with your eyes,” Fritzel said.

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement, warning of pea-sized hail and winds of up to 40 miles per hour in the region. Credit: Bryce Fritzel via Storyful

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