Photos of thunderstorms

I’ve been on the road lately and had the opportunity to grab some interesting shots of severe storms. These photos of thunderstorms are from Chicago and Philadelphia. The first is from the window seat of an airplane as we were landing at Midway Airport. I had a great view of a storm system that was menacing areas to the north.

severe storm cell photographed from an airplane
The storms visible were pelting an area several miles to the north of Midway Airport with winds that gusted up to 80 mph. Larry Shapiro photo

The second image was taken by my wife Dorothy, as we were driving back the the Philadelphia Airport.

severe thunderstorm seen on the horizon
This storm system was traveling through south Jersey as we were driving in Philadelphia. Dorothy Shapiro photo