JJ Gourley’s winning photo!

Lightning striking behind a VORTEX2 mobile mesonet
Lightning striking behind a VORTEX2 mobile mesonet

NSSL’s JJ Gourley received first place in the OAR “Research Tools of the Trade” category for his shot of a lightning strike with a VORTEX2 mobile mesonet in the foreground. JJ took this photo after a squall line passed Enid, OK, on May 15, 2009.