Lightning sparks near Rushville, Nebraska, on May 9, 2011. Photo by Chris Kridler, chriskridler.com, skydiary.com
This is the quick version, since it’s 2 a.m. central time, and I’m beat. South Dakota hills are beautiful; chasers always seem to end up in the same spot; the storms didn’t have quite what they needed where we wanted them; but a tornado-warned storm at dark managed to produce a great lightning show for me, and that was enough. See the pictures.