By Jacob Misener

Two men have close call with lightning during last weekend's storms


Nate McDonald

Photographer Nate McDonald snapped this shot last weekend shortly before his tripod was hit by lightning, less than ten feet away.

As Nate McDonald and his brother Brennan headed out last weekend to get photographs of the intense storm system that passed through the area, they had no idea what they were about to experience.

“This was probably one of the stronger storms I’ve ever shot photos in,” said McDonald. “I’ve never seen one change directions like this before.”

The duo headed out of Kimball towards the W Ranch, and believed they were a safe distance from the worst of the storm, when suddenly the situation changed.

“All of the sudden, the direction changed, the wind picked up, and next thing I know,...

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