The first week of the month has been exceptionally busy. On Thursday the 3rd, we had a line of elevated storms lift through the region that brought sorely needed beneficial rainfall shortly after daybreak. I was at home and unable to be at a better location to take advantage of the morning light but it made for an interesting start to the day.
Later that evening, another system coming in from Missouri kicked off an additional round of storms. Twilight passage made for a cool looking "blue hour" scene.
Saturday the 5th was also very active with the passage of a frontal system accompanied by a number of sub-severe storms including two photogenic cells from near Argenta IL at noon and another later at Dalton City around 2 PM. Unfortunately with the Dalton City cell, I would clip a deer that ran out in front of me while traveling down a back road. The animal took off so it is unknown if it survived but thankfully there was no vehicle damage.
Dalton City Cell (facing S)
Traveling S while being slightly overtaken.
S looking back N.
Distant smoke from a barn fire started by lightning in Champaign County as seen from Moultrie County.
Much later at sunset.