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To welcome fall and say goodbye to the stormy summer season, we've gathered the best photos in one gorgeous post.

  • Kevin Ambrose
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  • Sep 23, 2015
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It is time to put weather safety at MLB ballparks in the hands of professional meteorologists.

  • Kevin Kloesel
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  • Sep 10, 2015
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James Spann, the popular Birmingham, Ala. broadcast meteorologist has a pet peeve: It's that many people misspell the word lightning.

The storms were popping with lightning and dumping buckets of rain over the city as sunset turned the sky a brilliant orange.

One of the plane's tires ignites during the strike.

As the Arizona monsoon sets up each summer, the rising air over the desert feeds vigorous storms that release dramatic lightning.

What's the score? We don't know. The strike put the board out of commission for the rest of the game.

The unfortunate truth is that all of these deaths could have been avoided.

Maps show most lightning deaths occur in southern coastal areas, the Mountain West and urban centers.

Video shows a bolt directly striking the crane, sending sparks flying into the air while emitting a deafening "boom".

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