7 May 2012: Florida lightning storms light up West MelbourneStorm chasing|Florida, lightning, photography, storm chasing, video|May 7, 2012 Home » blog » Storm chasing » 7 May 2012: Florida lightning storms light up West Melbourne The West Melbourne storm produced lots of lightning. This is a grab from video.Storms popped up all over east-central Florida on May 7, 2012, spawning lightning and downpours, but few retained any structure or isolation for long. Yet one storm in West Melbourne had a nice, rain-free base for a while, along with impressive lightning. The video shows its evolution. Roll over a photo to see a caption, or click on any image to start a slide show. 050712flstorms1 Looking west in Rockledge, another storm had inflow features. This storm in West Melbourne, west of I-95, threw out powerful lightning. The West Melbourne storm produced lots of lightning. This is a grab from video. Another lightning grab from video. The West Melbourne storm briefly had a small lowering, but I didn't see rotation. Rain filled in the West Melbourne storm. Storms popped up all over the place today. This one was in the vicinity of Port St. John.