This is proof you don’t need to be a full-time storm chaser and photographer to get a gallery-worthy weather shot. Nathan Lewis, the sheriff of Hemphill County captured this incredible scene on Monday as severe storms rolled across the Texas Panhandle.
Two dozen severe storm reports were submitted to the National Weather Service on Monday in Texas alone. Most of them were for strong wind, though there was at least one report of “hen egg” to tennis ball-size hail in Carson County.
The photo depicts the storm as it’s moving away from the photographer. The lightning here is cloud-to-cloud, which is commonly seen on the back side of a storm after a squall line passes through.