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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.

12/15/2014

Lightning near San Francisco International Airport on December 2, 2014. (CBS)

Rare Lightning Storm Strikes Bay Area, Stormy Weather Continues Wednesday

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.

12/02/2014

Lightning strikes recorded in the Pacific Ocean. (CBS)

Lightning Striking In Pacific As Thunderstorms Near Bay Area

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.

12/02/2014

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Storm Showers, Rainy Weather, Even Lightning And Thunder Thursday Afternoon, Clear For Thanksgiving

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.

11/20/2014

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Cal Study Predicts 50 Percent Jump In Lightning Strikes Due To Global Warming

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.

11/13/2014

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Lightning Sparks 9 Wildfires Across California

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.

08/10/2014

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Weather Service Issues Lightning, Fire Warning For Bay Area Monday

Lightning could pay a return visit to Northern California Monday evening, adding wildfire concerns in this drought year.

08/10/2014

Lifeguards and paramedics attend to a person struck by lightning on Venice Beach. (CBS)

Man Dies After 14 People Struck By Lightning In Southern California

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.

07/27/2014

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Lightning Strike Brings Down Power Lines At Oakland Coliseum

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.

07/22/2014

Emily Davis was struck by lightning during a storm Monday in Berkeley. (CBS)

East Bay Woman Struck By Lightning While Crossing Berkeley Street During Storm

An East Bay woman was feeling lucky to be alive after being struck by lightning during Monday’s storm.

04/01/2014

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