Multiple forked and branched lightning bolts in the sky over northeastern Nebraska

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Multiple forked and branched lightning bolts in the sky over northeastern Nebraska
Meindert van der Haven / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: WB2EN3
This is what we saw many times at the back of a large thunderstorm cluster over northeast Nebraska. Anvil crawler lightning: a lightning discharge occurring within the anvil of a thunderstorm. It is characterized by one or more channels that appear to crawl along the underside of the anvil.
Location: northeast Nebraska, USA