The second in a triple header of weak storms to hit the Bay Area may hit harder than the first, bringing rain and even lightning and thunder to the region by Thursday afternoon.
A team of U.C. Berkeley climate researchers say models of future cloud behavior suggest a big jump in United States lightning strikes this century.
Firefighters are working to put out nine wildfires that were sparked by lightning in the northeastern corner of California as a stubborn blaze to the west in Mendocino County continues to challenge crews.
Lightning could pay a return visit to Northern California Monday evening, adding wildfire concerns in this drought year.
A coroner’s official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island.
The O.co Coliseum in Oakland briefly lost power when it was struck by lightning early Tuesday morning, Oakland A’s and PG&E officials said.
An East Bay woman was feeling lucky to be alive after being struck by lightning during Monday’s storm.
“It’s an extremely dicey day when we need to keep all eyes on the skies” — At least twelve storms cells moved through the Bay Area Tuesday morning, pounding commuters with hail, rain, and leaving black ice on some highways, and this is just the beginning.
There is a strong possibility of thunderstorms—and possibly lightning—for the Bay Area Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for the National Weather Service said.
Lightning destroyed a redwood tree in Berkeley during a powerful storm Monday, damaging a nearby home.