Lightning

Teen couple struck by lightning in Southern California. (CBS LA)

Teen Couple Zapped By Lightning Likely Survived By Showing Affection

Two teenagers in Southern California have a shocking story to tell after they were struck by lightning.

08/07/2015

Lightning strike over trees at night (Getty Images)

Lightning Strikes Nearly 1,000 Times In Bay Area; Wildfire Danger Remains

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.

08/07/2015

A bolt of lightning hits the South Bay Area. (CBS)

Unstable Air Over Bay Area Leads To Rainy Night, 150 Lightning Strikes

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.

08/06/2015

View of the Rocky Fire (credit: Janet Mondragon/CBS Local-UGC)

Red Flag Warning: No Relief From Fire Risk As Chance Of Thunderstorms Moves Toward Bay Area

Seasonal temperatures and a chance of showers Thursday won’t necessarily mean relief for tired firefighters as the chance of thunderstorms looms overnight.

08/06/2015

A lightning strike appears in the sky near a Napa Valley vineyard. (Michael Cuffe/Instagram)

What Causes Dry Lightning?

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!

07/09/2015

Two people under an umbrella walk a path to view the Golden Gate Bridge on April 1, 2014, in San Francisco, California. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Heavy Drizzle, Lightning Push Through Bay Area; Warm Weekend Weather Ahead

An area of low-pressure is parked over the Bay Area Thursday causing light showers and isolated thunderstorms.

07/09/2015

Lightning over Livermore (CBS SF)

Muggy Weather, Lightning Strikes Before Bay Area Returns To Seasonal Temperatures

Lightning strikes were reported around the East Bay and Peninsula Thursday morning as subtropical moisture continues to pushes up and out the region.

07/02/2015

Big Bear Wildfire

800 Overnight Lightning Strikes Spark 3 Dozen New Wildfires In Northern California

Hundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.

06/28/2015

Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe, June 2015 (Photo: GBCC Twitter, Great Basin Coordination Center)

Alpine County Wildfire Explodes To 9,500 Acres; Evacuations Underway

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.

06/22/2015

Firefighter

Firefighters Get Upper Hand On Lightning-Sparked Shasta-Trinity Fire

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.

06/15/2015

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