Trigo Shelf
(please click to view on black // canon 5d mark iii, canon 16-35mm f/2.8 l, 16mm, iso 200, f/16, 1/15th, lightning trigger // buy print)

The models yesterday lined up for a huge severe event in western Arizona, so I headed out late morning to Quartzsite. Watched storms for a few hours until a huge MCS exploded out of Mexico near Mexicali, and rushed northeast-east into Arizona…which triggered some amazing storms and flooding.

As near as I can tell, this shelf cloud and lightning strike occurred over the Trigo Mountains southwest of Quartzsite, Arizona.

Mad props to Mike Leuthold and the UofA Atmo Department for some killing forecasting yesterday. I showed up in Quartzsite as storms were already going off. It was a good feeling!

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