Volatile storm ignites 40,000 lightning strikes in southwest California sky

Nearly 40,000 lightning struck Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties, between Sept. 10-11.

The electric volatile storm was most active on Sunday with an amazing 5,000 lightning bolts in the area over a three-hour period.

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40000 lightnings hit southern California in 24 hours. via Twitter

A volatile storm produced nearly 40,000 lightning strikes between Sunday and Monday.

The lightning and in-cloud flashes were observed in the last 24 hours over Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties, with the most activity occurring Sunday evening.

Although the storm brought plenty of lightning, but almost no rain, with the greatest rain total of .44 inches at Sudden Peak on Sunday. By Monday morning, heavy showers, thunderstorms and 35-mph winds were reported in eastern Los Angeles County.

Another weird weather phenomenon.

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  1. […] The electric storm was most active on Sunday with an amazing 5,000 lightning bolts in the area over a three-hour period. NWS Los Angeles took to Twitter to report the tremendous display. The intense storm brought plenty of lightning to the Golden state’s southern region, but almost no rain.  The greatest rain total of .44 inches at Sudden Peak on Sunday. By Monday morning, heavy showers, thunderstorms, and 35-mph winds were reported in eastern Los Angeles County. […]

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