It could be a stormy Memorial Day holiday, if your travels take you to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite or the High Sierra this weekend.
I remember vividly in 2012 the Bay Area experienced 6 days of thunderstorms. I loved it! But thunderstorms are not embraced by all, some people are downright fearful of thunderstorms (and so are some pets). And with our recent drought, thunderstorms can be a huge concern due to fire danger.
Lightning strikes and thunder forced workers at Stanford University’s golf course to take cover, causing one man to temporarily lose hearing due to the noise.
More rain fell in the Bay Area on Thursday than normally falls for the entire month of May as a spring storm moved through with lightning, thunder, hail, and downpours.
The Bay Area saw widespread showers across the Bay Area accompanied by dozens of lightning strikes over the past few hours.
Latent fire sparked by lightning caused a 66-acre wildfire in Monterey County that was 90 percent contained Sunday evening, a spokesperson for Cal Fire said.
The Bay Area will have a rare chance of hearing thunder as a storm passes through on Thursday.
Tornado-Like Waterspouts, Lightning, Gale-Force Winds And Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Northern California Waters
The National Weather Service issued a “special marine warning” as a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms moved offshore, creating conditions that could span waterspouts — tornadoes over the ocean– along with frequent lightning, gale-force winds and large swells capable of overturning small vessels.
On the heels of the wettest day in San Francisco this year (1.56”), parts of the Bay Area saw more than 100 lightning strikes and heavy rain Tuesday night. Conditions could become even stormier on Wednesday.
A new band of low pressure will bring more moisture to the Bay Area overnight, and ramp up the likelihood that we’ll see thunderstorms over the next 24 hours.