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Photo shows lightning as it hits WSFA-TV tower

Lightning hits WSFA 12 News' tower in Grady April 4, 2011. (Source: WSFA 12 News engineer Steve Kohn) Lightning hits WSFA 12 News' tower in Grady April 4, 2011. (Source: WSFA 12 News engineer Steve Kohn)
GRADY, AL (WSFA) -

One of WSFA 12 News' engineers was recently on a trip to our tall tower in Grady and shot a photo of a pretty impressive lightning bolt. The purplish-white bolt hit the top of the WSFA 12 News tower located in extreme southern Montgomery County.

WSFA 12 News engineer Steve Kohn said the bolt lasted for about two seconds, and he took the photo during the severe storms on Monday April 4, 2011.

The strike didn't have any effect on the 1,933 foot tall metal structure, which gets hit quite often. The metal structure, which sits in a large field and is the tallest object for miles, gets the brunt of lightning strikes in the area. It's just not everyday we get a great photo of the event.

We thought we would share! Want to see more photos of WSFA 12 News' tall tower including a look down from the very top? Check out our Facebook page!

We always welcome great photos and videos. Anytime you have something you want to share, shoot it to use at My12@WSFA.COM. 

Copyright 2011 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

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