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Lightning aplenty from Wednesday's storm

While it was the large hail that deservedly turned the most heads during the intense thunderstorm that rapidly developed near Wichita Wednesday night and hammered the city, the storm featured plenty of lightning, too.

It was fascinating to see the storm blossom out of seemingly nowhere. Within minutes, the lightning intensified from quick flickers in the clouds to many large, bright bolts down to the ground.

What amazed me was how many people were still walking the dog or going for a jog in northwest Wichita even as large lightning bolts were clearly visible perhaps a mile or two away.

Jack Huber shared these lightning shots from his home in southwest Wichita, looking north and east of his back porch.