When I saw the sky cloud up, I thought I'd set out the camera (pointed East/Southeast) to see what sort of time-lapse I'd end up with. I didn't realize such a heavy storm was bearing straight down on Chicago from the North.
A little about the video: Despite the storm coming from the North, the low level clouds were billowing in from the Southwest. At about the 5 second mark of the video, the low-level clouds clear a bit, and you can see the upper level clouds sliding in from the Northwest. This continues on for a few seconds while slivers of sunlight peak through from the West. The good stuff really starts to happen around the 22 second mark, as the sky directly to the East begins to darken. As the storm takes shape the clouds seem to explode and seconds later the giant wall of water barrels down on us. As you can see, I had to pull the camera in seconds before the blanket of water drenched the area.
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