Reno Lightning Storm

 

I was on my way to Washington for a family reunion, but missed several flights in a row.  I was forced to sleep overnight in Reno, Nevada.  I chose to stay in a room in the Circus Circus and check out the town.

 

 

Something strange started happening to the sky.

 

 

In a matter of minutes, the sky turned a deep orange and the lightning started.  There were strikes every few seconds for about 15 minutes.

 

 

I managed to capture a few good lightning strikes on film.

 

 

The rain came down a cool rainbow appeared.   On the way down from the room after I took the pictures, the power went out and I was stuck in the elevator with a couple of familes for about a half hour. I heard later that it was the biggest electrical storm in years there.