Ah, the awesome power of the weather.

Check out this clip from the Weather Channel, which captures a lightning strike in slow motion in Nashville earlier this week.

It's been a busy few weeks for the wrath of Mother Nature. We've had fatal floods and extreme house-icing cold, not to mention the usual reminder that driving in snow comes with all sorts of potential pitfalls.

There's also the little matter of mass transit turning into a mass mess and the perhaps not-so-wise decision to take your maiden surfing voyage in a blizzard.

So, in case you didn't know it, the weather can run roughshod over you and your best-laid plans. Maybe it's better to just stay inside until the sun is shining.