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Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Best of weekend lightning photos in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland

Lightning behind the Washington Monument on September 1. This was CWG fan Kevin Wolf’s first lightning shoot. See more images on Facebook. (Kevin Wolf via Facebook)
This is unprecedented. Since Sunday, I’ve posted four blog posts featuring some of the best Washington, D.C. lightning photos I’ve seen in all my years of weather watching.

Clearly, last weekend - the start of September - was electrifying at a whole new level.

I thought it would be impressive to feature a compilation of the top images all in one place. Some of these you’ve seen before. But I’m throwing in a couple new ones (top and bottom images) we received via Facebook.

From blog post: Electrifying start to September on the National Mall - by Ian Livingston.
Lightning strikes to the south of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, September 1, 2012. See image larger. (Ian Livingston)

From blog post: Lightning viewed from above the clouds in Virginia from Washington, D.C. bound plane by Kevin Ambrose -
A view of the thunderstorm showing lightning coming out of the top of the storm clouds and entering back into the storm near its base and striking the ground within the rain shaft. A higher resolution image can be viewed here. It was a rare opportunity to observe lightning from above the source. (Kevin Ambrose) (Kevin Ambrose)

From blog post: Monumental lightning strikes over Washington, D.C. skyline (PHOTO)
Lightning bolts over Washington, D.C., Saturday night, September 1, 2012 (see full size) (Brian MK Allen)

From blog post: Lightning near Mt. Vernon Square in Washington, D.C. Saturday night
Lightning bolt captured just outside the Mt. Vernon Square and Convention Center metro station Saturday evening , September 1 (Craig Hudson)

Received via Facebook...
Lightning on Tilghman Island, Md., September 1 (Dan Caro via Facebook)

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