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.
A flight arriving in Oakland Monday afternoon was struck by lightning in its approach to the Bay Area, but was undamaged and no one onboard was injured, an airline spokeswoman said.
Lightning struck a tree and a home in Sausalito during Monday’s afternoon thunderstorm, blowing out the homes windows, though no one was injured.
Thunderclaps echo through Bay Area, with Twitter helping track the storms. The Oakland A’s game is still on, but wet weather is likely to impact play.
A neighbor captures the damage on camera after lightning splits a 60-year old redwood.
The National Weather Service extended a red-flag warning for parts of the Bay Area, as more lightning was expected to strike Tuesday afternoon and later into the evening, according to KPIX 5 Meteorologist Lawrence Karnow.
Lightning strikes were reported in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties Monday night, according to the National Weather Service.