06 September 2013
Lightening Strikes...2,500 In Just A Few Hours...
(Photo source HERE - Photo from Tony D. Locke Photography)
Something of a record for this region: The entire storm system generated about 8,000 lightning strikes across the Northwest in Washington, Oregon and Idaho!
The National Weather Service said at the storm's peak Thursday night in the Puget Sound area, lightning strikes were occurring at the rate of 500 strikes per hour!
VIPIR radar counted more than 11,000 lightning strikes as of 5 a.m. Friday over the Puget Sound! Wow!
As for us on the island, what a show!! No power for two hours however!
We have lost track of how many times we are without electricity here but anything under 9+ days is not insurmountable!
We can handle rough...most of the times! (as long as we can brew a cuppa, we'll keep calm and carry on!)
(Photo source King5.com)