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On the Colorado Plateau, hot days can mean stormy nights; on this late August day the temperatures were high and by early evening a storm began to boil out open sky above the Paria Plateau. Hours later this storm would become quite the conflagration – some say the biggest electrical storm in the area in 47 years – but, early in its development, it began spitting lightning as the sunset lit the sky and the rain curtain danced like fire in the sky.

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