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Sprites and lightning take sky by storm over major Hurricane Matthew

By Jonathan Belles for Weather.com As major hurricane Matthew rapidly intensified into a Category 5 just north of Colombia, something peculiar was lighting up the skies far above Matthew's devastating winds and gargantuan waves. Lightning was electrifying the skies for hundreds of miles around Matthew's eyewall and eastern feederbands. But this wasn't entirely the normal lightning that you think of that zig-zags its way to the ground.
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