Plume Of Topical Weather Triggers Red Flag Warning For Fire-Ravaged Northern California For the second week in a row, a plume of unstable air from a dying tropical storm in the Pacific was streaming toward the San Francisco Bay Area Saturday, carrying with it a potent combination of gusty winds and dry lightning.
CZU Lightning Complex Fires: Mandatory Evacuation Orders Expand In Santa Cruz, San Mateo CountiesEvacuation orders were expanded late Tuesday evening for communities in Santa Cruz County and San Mateo County because of intense activity from the CZU Lightning Complex Fires.
LNU Lightning Complex Fires: Evacuations Expand In Napa, Sonoma Counties, School Closures A small army of firefighters deployed along Lower Chiles Road early Tuesday, preparing to do battle with the advancing wall of flames from the Hennessey Fire which continued to rage out-of-control and had burned through more than 2,700 acres.
SCU Lightning Complex Fires: More Evacuations Ordered As Fires Engulf 35,000 AcresA series of lightning-caused fires involving several Bay Area counties grew to 35,000 acres Tuesday night and forced more mandatory evacuation orders at the Santa Clara County line, according to fire authorities.
UPDATE: Hennessey Fire In Napa County Grows To 2,500 Acres; Evacuations Near Lake BerryessaThe Hennessey Fire in central Napa County grew to 2,500 acres Monday afternoon, with crews dealing with rugged terrain, adverse weather, and unfavorable fire conditions, according to Cal Fire.
Dramatic Lightning Strikes Knock Out Power, Down Trees Across Sonoma CountyRumbling thunder, wind and dramatic lightning strikes made the early morning hours in Sonoma County feel a lot more like the Midwest, on Monday.
Lightning From Rare Bay Area Thunderstorm Leaves Damage In Its WakeThe dramatic thunderstorm and lightning show Sunday morning left behind damage that stretched across the Bay Area.
Wildfires Update: Crews Scramble to Extinguish Lightning-Sparked Blazes Across Bay AreaA rare summer thunderstorm brought thousands of lightning strikes which sparked numerous blazes around the Bay Area and Northern California on Sunday.
Family on Slopes of Mount Diablo Sees Lightning Spark Blaze Near Their HomeSunday's surprising thunderstorm lit up the foothills beneath Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County and with it came the fires. One family had a front-row seat -- close enough to hear and feel the lightning.
August Tropical Thunderstorm Rocks Bay Area; Lightning Strikes Spark Widespread WildfiresA rare August storm system rolled through the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday, packing a combination of dry lightning and high winds that triggered wildfires throughout the region.
Southwest Flight Diverted To Oakland After Lightning StrikeA Southwest Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Oakland Thursday morning after it was struck by lightning while taking off from Los Angeles International Airport.
Plane Hit By Lightning Lands At Mineta San Jose International AirportA ClipperJet landed at Mineta San Jose International Airport after being hit by lightning this morning, an airport spokeswoman confirmed.
NorCal Family Struck By Lighting, Lives To Tell Their StoryA father and his two young children were struck by lightning in Tulare County and lived to tell about it. They're just grateful to be alive.
Lightning Knocks Out Power In Santa Rosa; Damages Brentwood HomeA low pressure system fired pulses of unstable weather into the Bay Area Wednesday morning, triggering lightning storms that damaged a home in Brentwood and knocked out power to a Santa Rosa neighborhood
Lightning-Sparked Wildfire Burns 50 Acres In WoodsideCal Fire says a wildfire that was ignited by a lightning strike in a heavily wooded area in Woodside had spread to 50 acres on Tuesday.