Two teenagers in Southern California have a shocking story to tell after they were struck by lightning.
Lightning struck 978 times in the Bay Area Thursday night during a dry storm that prompted a Red Flag Warning for fire danger, according to the National Weather Service.
A pool of unstable air is moving over the San Francisco Bay Area tonight, pulling in subtropical moisture and bringing in fast-moving but heavy rain showers.
Seasonal temperatures and a chance of showers Thursday won’t necessarily mean relief for tired firefighters as the chance of thunderstorms looms overnight.
The term, “dry lightning” is used when lightning is occurring without significant precipitation. If you think about it, the “dry” lightning is a bit redundant, because last time I checked, lightning is not wet. But everyone uses the term because it is so descriptive!
An area of low-pressure is parked over the Bay Area Thursday causing light showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Lightning strikes were reported around the East Bay and Peninsula Thursday morning as subtropical moisture continues to pushes up and out the region.
Hundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.
Evacuations are underway in the area of Markleeville, about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe after a wildfire broke out over the weekend and exploded to first 6,500 acres, and then 9,500 acres by Monday afternoon.
Fire officials say a lightning-sparked fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is growing extremely slowly, allowing crews to gently back it down toward containment lines.