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At least 10 lightning strikes seen - 19.8.2020 at 18.30 - 20.8.2020 at 01.30 Lapinlahti Observation number 93064

Visibility IV / V

Minna Glad, Kuopion Saturnus

At half past seven in the evening, a high bump was already visible in the direction of Kiuruvesi, and the anvil began to spread and approach promisingly. The first rumbles were heard from the end of the quarter, and half of the 8 was almost uninterrupted. An hour later, the first lightning bolts started to appear, and especially from 8:45 pm to 9:45 pm, I got to enjoy a great show when thunder flew north of Onkivesi from west to east. By 11 pm I had moved to the Sonkajärvi observation tower, from where the live flashes of the thunderstorm in the direction of Valtimo, Nurmes, were well visible until the wee hours of the morning.

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