Posted by: senorwx | August 13, 2009

Spectacular Lightning

There’s an old adage that says lightning never strikes twice in the same place.

I can’t believe that was true last night. What a wonderful show we had. The lightning, mostly to the West over the Pacific, was non-stop, relentless, and a long list of other adjectives you can supply yourself.

I’m a native New Englander where we have thunder and lightning, so I’m no stranger to it. But such a continuous display of lightning I’ve never before seen. It seems the sky just remained lit.

This spectacular show occured around the midnight hour. The weather station doesn’t keep track of lightning! But there were wind gusts from about 11 pm til 12:30 am. Heavy gusts also around 7 this morning.

Full disclosure: we are sleeping with the A/C on so we are not as in touch with the elements when it’s running. I don’t like that, but that’s another story. So my observations came only in the middle of a very deep (and comfortable) sleep.

Lightning occurs when there’s a discharge of high voltage between a cloud and the ground … or more likely between a cloud and another cloud in the events we saw last night over the ocean.

For those who are resident during the summer in San Pancho, I’d really like to have you share your observations of this storm. Use the comment box below.

By the way, there was not much rain from all this activity last night: only .01 inches before midnight and .10 inches early this morning.

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  1. The breezes were refreshing and the lightning dramatic..but the rainbow finale over the Pacific was spectacular!

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