'Scary' Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Strikes at Ohio Quarry as Possible Tornado Looms

A storm chaser in Shreve, Ohio, caught dramatic footage of cloud-to-ground lightning striking at a quarry on July 20, as a tornado-warned stormed loomed above.

Michael C Thomas said in a tweet that he climbed to the top of the quarry to get the shot because it was so “wooded and hilly.”

He can be heard commenting in the video that “the lightning is scarier than the tornado.”

The NWS Cleveland issued a tornado warning for the area on July 20. Credit: Michael C Thomas via Storyful

Video transcript

MICHAEL THOMAS: Next one might be a [MUTED]. The lightning's scarier than the tornado, man.

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