Teen Couple Zapped By Lightning Likely Survived By Showing AffectionTwo teenagers in Southern California have a shocking story to tell after they were struck by lightning.
Lightning Strikes Nearly 1,000 Times In Bay Area; Wildfire Danger RemainsLightning 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.
Unstable Air Over Bay Area Leads To Rainy Night, 150 Lightning StrikesA 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.
Red Flag Warning: No Relief From Fire Risk As Chance Of Thunderstorms Moves Toward Bay AreaSeasonal temperatures and a chance of showers Thursday won't necessarily mean relief for tired firefighters as the chance of thunderstorms looms overnight.
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!
Heavy Drizzle, Lightning Push Through Bay Area; Warm Weekend Weather AheadAn area of low-pressure is parked over the Bay Area Thursday causing light showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Muggy Weather, Lightning Strikes Before Bay Area Returns To Seasonal TemperaturesLightning strikes were reported around the East Bay and Peninsula Thursday morning as subtropical moisture continues to pushes up and out the region.
800 Overnight Lightning Strikes Spark 3 Dozen New Wildfires In Northern CaliforniaHundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.
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.
Firefighters Get Upper Hand On Lightning-Sparked Shasta-Trinity FireFire 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.
Lightning-Sparked Fire In Shasta-Trinity Forest Grows Past 1,300 AcresFire officials Saturday said a lightning-sparked blaze in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has grown to 1,331 acres and is about 5 percent contained.
Lightning May Have Sparked Moraga Grass FireAuthorities are checking whether a lightning strike sparked a grass fire in Moraga Wednesday morning.
Hot Weather May Turn To Thunderstorms By Tuesday As Tropical Storm Blanca ApproachesFirst, let’s begin with today! A heat advisory is in effect for our inland areas as temperatures soar into the triple digits for the first time this year. The hottest locations will be in the East Bay. Concord, Clayton, Pleasanton and Livermore will all hit near 103 degrees. Brentwood, Tracy, Mountain House, Discovery Bay could even be hotter. With this kind of heat, the potential for fire danger increases.
Forecasters Predict Stormy Sierra Memorial Day WeekendIt could be a stormy Memorial Day holiday, if your travels take you to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite or the High Sierra this weekend.
Late Season Thunderstorms A Thrill For Bay Area Sky WatchersI remember vividly in 2012 the Bay Area experienced 6 days of thunderstorms. I loved it! But thunderstorms are not embraced by all, some people are downright fearful of thunderstorms (and so are some pets). And with our recent drought, thunderstorms can be a huge concern due to fire danger.