Lightning Strike Gives a Fright During Storm in Rural Illinois

Lightning struck was near a farm in Manteno, Illinois, on Saturday, July 23.

Video posted by 3 Winds Farm shows dark storm clouds and rain approaching as lighting flashed and thunder boomed on Saturday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the region early Saturday morning.

The NWS reported a tornado warning for the area just north of Manteno. Credit: 3 Winds Farm via Storyful

Video transcript

- So this is the view out our bedroom window right now. We have this crazy thunderstorm that's moving from East to West instead of West to East. And there's same lightning coming out of it.

It just means getting a picture right over there. It looked like it struck at the neighbor's house up the road. Wild.

Of course, now that I'm recording, it's probably not going to happen again. Look at the sky. The sky is crazy.

I'm looking South towards [INAUDIBLE] and Bradley. It's nice and bright there. Here, not so much.

And now it's starting to pour again. We had pea-sized hail from the storm that came through about half an hour ago. And now this is a different one.

Of course, I'm not going to get any lightning. You can hear it. Well, there's one. There's another one.

The garden's happy. The tomatoes are happy. We needed the rain.

All those leaves is where I need to leave the [INAUDIBLE]. So it's just nuts. Here comes the rain, darkening everything up. Oh, it's right here. Oh, I think I'm going to close the window now before I get myself in trouble.

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