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.
A chance of dry lightning hitting the Bay Area Sunday and Monday has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for fire danger
The cause of a power outage that left 100 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood without power Friday morning was a nearby lightning strike, a utility spokesman said.
The Bay Area was caught by surprise when rare, extreme weather moved through the South Bay Wednesday, and thunder and lightning were possible Thursday.
More lightening strikes were possible in the Bay Area on Wednesday, forecasters said, as the result of an unusual weather system.
Firefighters battled a blaze for four hours in an industrial area of north central Richmond that started early Wednesday morning.
Thunder and lightning may be in the cards for parts of the Bay Area Wednesday as an offshore weather system makes its way through the region, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
Fire officials say dozens of buildings, many of them likely homes, have been destroyed in a fire burning outside the Northern California community of Manton.