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A large storm system rolled across western Washington Saturday night bringing thousands of lightning strikes with it, the National Weather Service reported.
The NWS says 2,200 strikes were recorded across the Puget Sound, though no injuries have been reported and storm damage has been minimal. The powerful storm swept across the region around 6 p.m. and knocked out power to thousands. The storm even delayed Washington’s football game against California for over two hours.
Taking look back at last night between 6 pm and 11 pm in Western Washington estimated number of cloud to ground lightning strikes...2200. That works out to an estimated 440 an hour and 7 to 8 a minute.
originally posted by: Fools
a reply to: Fools
Keep in mind, that when I was in Seattle a few years later - and the sky was actually clear ONE DAY out of TEN! I saw the beautiful Mt. Rainier I was gobsmacked - and also a little frightened. I remember thinking, "man I hope that volcano doesn't go off while I am here!"