Electric April Skyline

April 4th, 2008

I caught a couple lightning bolts over the Raleigh skyline from the thunderstorms this evening. I didn’t anticipate the storm tonight so I got soaked with no umbrella while my wife sat in the car.

City Lightning over downtown Raleigh
City Lightning over downtown Raleigh from the Boylan Avenue perspective.

City Lightning over downtown Raleigh
A more distant but intense strike behind the city, diffused by the rain.


  1. Evan from Holly Springs says:

    April 5th, 2008 at 9:23 am (#)

    That storm kept me up most of last night.
    We got much more lightning here.

  2. John says:

    April 5th, 2008 at 10:31 am (#)

    That first photo looks like BB&T is getting hit hard. It looks like RBC will be getting it’s crown and spire before too long.

  3. Ernest says:

    April 5th, 2008 at 10:42 am (#)

    Simply AMAZING!!! Great work, Matt, as always 🙂

  4. Ari from Clayton says:

    April 5th, 2008 at 4:04 pm (#)

    NICE WORK MAN!!!!!!!! The thunderstorm kept me up till’ about one am. U Rock!

  5. Matt K says:

    April 5th, 2008 at 6:45 pm (#)

    Yes, that lightning was a bit on the busy side last night! I’ve learned not to complain when it rains or storms anymore, though. Running out to take photos was definitely not something that would have popped into my head, though! lol I can already see that you’re eagerly plotting to get some lightning snapshots once that spire is in place!

  6. Paul Shoker says:

    April 6th, 2008 at 12:15 am (#)

    If raleigh had an MLB baseball team…they should call it the Carolina Flight, and the stadium would be located in downtown raleigh….the stadium would be called F.F.F. (First in Flight Field)…..heck if raleigh ever had an extremely highrise tower, they should call it the First in Flight tower…just some very unique fantasy of mine, but something for the city officials to consider….take care.

  7. Mark says:

    April 8th, 2008 at 8:38 pm (#)

    We see which skyscraper lightning prefers!

  8. Anonymous says:

    April 8th, 2008 at 10:27 pm (#)

    hah skyscraper?…these arent skyscrapers…thats what i mean…raleigh needs to build TALLER buildings

  9. Ernest says:

    April 9th, 2008 at 7:43 am (#)

    Unfortunately, for our standards, Two Hannover Square, Wachovia Capital Center and RBC Plaza qualify as skyscrapers. There are many opinions of what constitutes a “skyscraper” and none of them is a de facto definition. One school of thought may argue that anything above 350ft is a skyscraper, and this is the one that I follow. Can’t wait for the real skyscrapers, though – something above 600ft 😉

  10. Anonymous says:

    April 11th, 2008 at 12:38 am (#)


  11. Ari from Clayton says:

    April 11th, 2008 at 4:19 pm (#)


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