One El Pasoan Snaps A Photo Of Lightning Strike The Plaza Hotel
A local photographer has done it again, capturing the exact moment lightning strikes the Plaza Hotel in the heart of downtown El Paso.
Local photographer and storm chaser George Garcia has done it again, managing to snap an electrifying photo of the Plaza Hotel getting struck by lightning.
We have been experiencing a week of crazy, mercurial weather with heavy rainfall and thunder and lightning storms.
On Monday, one such storm hovered across the city where a couple of lightning strikes struck down across The Sun City.
Garcia has taken some pretty spectacular photos over the last couple of years, first in 2021, capturing the now-famous picture of a Super Flower Blood Moon hovering in full effect over Mount Cristo Rey.
And then, earlier this year, he also took a phenomenal photo of a lightning bolt striking down on Mount Cristo Rey, lighting up the side of the mountain.
As a storm chaser, Garcia is well versed and has learned to bide his time, allowing him to capture another incredible photo from Tom Lea park as lightning struck the top of The Plaza Hotel.
On Monday night (September 12, 2022) at 8:27 p.m., Garcia took the beautiful snapshot after patiently waiting for almost 2 hours.
A moment later, about 15 minutes after taking that spectacular photo, lightning struck again somewhere in Juarez.
For storm chasers, Texas is one of the best places to follow and observe storms serving up some powerful electric light storms across the Southwest, including El Paso.
It seems that George Garcia has the golden touch when taking that one-in-a-million shot, and we can't wait to see what other natural phenomenon he will capture next.
By the way, we are glad to report no damage to the Plaza Hotel thanks to the lightning rods intercepting the lightning bolt, taking the lightning's harmful electricity to the ground, and avoiding any damage to the historic building.