... 2020 at 10:52am PDT . The Majestic Skies 2020 Calendar showcases a handpicked set of my favorite photography taken over the past 12 months, this time featuring photography from Venezuela's Catatumbo Lightning, Tornado Alley in the United States, the magic aurora of Norway, the crazy Icelandic landscapes and Germany's most photogenic storms of 2019. And with more room to gallop, so, too, can the size of its lightning strikes. These so-called megaflashes do exactly that, sparks flying over hundreds of miles. Jul 20, 2020; Crazy summer lightning storm is a wonder to behold. That’s where South America’s vicious summertime storm complexes enter the equation. But emerging research reveals that some lightning events may be “mesoscale” in nature, reaching the scale of the occasionally massive sprawling storm complexes that create them. Sep 15, 2020 - Explore Earlene Larsen's board "Lightning and Storm", followed by 197 people on Pinterest. And there is reason to believe that megaflashes may not be as rare as once thought. Both GOES satellites peering down on the United States feature a “geostationary lightning mapper,” or GLM. “We have measurements every two milliseconds with the [Global Lightning Mapper],” said Albrecht. SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 16: Lightning fills the sky above the Bay Bridge as dawn breaks in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Aug., 16, 2020. Map: 8 wildfires burning in California after day of high winds, At least a dozen fires ignite across Santa Cruz, San Mateo counties, Fire evacuation orders in Santa Cruz Mountains are lifted. Brandon. Lightning in D.C. area struck Washington Monument, injured National Guardsmen in Lafayette Square. (Shmuel Thaler/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP), SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 16: Lightning hits the East Bay hills as the sun rises beyond the Bay Bridge in a view from the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Aug., 16, 2020. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! According to the Weather Service, lightning strikes in the United States about 25 million … were treated to a spectacular display Sunday night thanks to Mother Nature. We … pic.twitter.com/sfP3jScCZX, Lucky shot of the lightning from the massive summer storm.#Lightning #thunderstorm #BayArea #eastbay #unioncity #fremont pic.twitter.com/PhfzhQcXvx, Bay Area lightening. pic.twitter.com/FBA4Vj6lSt, thought they were fireworks because this is san jose and i’ve never seen #Lightning like this #ShotoniPhone pic.twitter.com/2HfSh9ZJ8Q, — Rashi, but 6 ft away (@rashyeehaw) August 16, 2020, Get Morning Report and other email newsletters. Taken during the early morning hours of May 16, 2020 when a very electrical storm moved through Central Texas. Most of New York was under a flash flood warning, with heavy rainfall causing flooding of highways and streets. It lasted 16.73 seconds. When Idaho weather goes crazy — hail, lightning, storm clouds and the like — grab your phone or camera. Scientists have now mapped it in 3-D. WARNING: 7-minutes of extremely close lightning strikes. Colliding MCSs are unusual in the United States but are more common in South America due to more chaotic steering currents stemming from what are known as atmospheric “bore waves” in the lee of the Andes. On Sunday June 14th was just leaving Coffins Patch because a storm was rolling in. One of our favorites was from Stu Berman who took this epic early-morning shot around 5:30am of the crazy lightning storm with just his camera phone, standing on the concrete Aquatic Park pier looking back at SF over the water. View this post on Instagram . Albrecht explained that, before the days of GOES 16, satellites could scan for lightning only in brief windows. Mesoscale convective systems, or MCSs, are a staple of the summertime in South America. on Aug 16, 2020. Two of those fires (the LNU Complex and the SCU Complex) have become among the largest in state history. A rogue lightning bolt struck D.C. in August. “It is likely that even greater extremes still exist, and that we will be able to observe them as lightning detection technology improves.”. EMAIL. Take a look at the lightening photos and videos that locals captured and posted on Twitter. A severe thunderstorm hit NYC hard last night, and it came along with some pretty intense lightning strikes. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. As […] Epic Thunder and Lightning Storm in Sacramento 2020. The satellite, some 22,236 miles up in space, is also able to resolve lightning discharges in South America. Please, take a couple of minutes and enjoy the soothing sights and sounds of a recent lightning and rain storm that buzzed threw my 'hood. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group). Aug 26, 2020 at 9:18 PM A Massachusetts groom had no sooner cracked about 2020 being a horrific year than lightning struck near the outdoor ceremony. SHARE. Lisbon Storm on July 2020 - SlowMotion Lightning. -4 Crazy Lightning Storm,... and Rain. The WMO also reported an excessively long-duration lightning flash over Argentina on March 4, 2019. “This dramatic augmentation of our space-based remote sensing capabilities has allowed the detection of previously unobserved extremes in lightning occurrence,” said Michael J. Peterson of the Space and Remote Sensing Group of Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. SHARE. By: Vidiot (3850.50) Tags: Crazy Lightning Storm, Rain, Beatles. The complex, spider-like discharge spanned a horizontal distance of roughly 440 miles, the exact distance between Chicago and Toronto, or from Dallas to Memphis. Jonathan’s story: Ten years after tragic ‘bolt from the blue,’ two simple rules that could save your life. “These are mind-boggling incredible extremes,” Randy Cerveny, a professor at Arizona State University and a member of the WMO committee that certified the records, wrote in an email. @KTVU Taken from MTZ. The largest lightning discharge in recorded history occurred on Oct. 31, 2018, in southern Brazil, although the flash stretched from eastern Argentina all the way to the Atlantic. 23 July 2020, 11:41 pm. “It was so loud it made the hairs on my arms and my neck stand tall. The weather service’s red flag warning, in effect until 11 a.m. Monday for the San Francisco Bay Area, cited “increase in wildfire starts in proximity to thunderstorms due to lightning” as well as a risk of quick spreading because of dry fuel and onshore winds. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group), A rare lightning storm crackles over Mitchell's Cove in Santa Cruz, California around 3 a.m. Sunday morning August 16, 2020. Dec 7, 2020 - Explore Jeanine Hagerman's board "Lightning storm", followed by 437 people on Pinterest. Lightning strikes that lit up the early morning sky over San Francisco Bay Area ignited wildfires and left tens of thousands without power Sunday in the San Francisco … pic.twitter.com/voXBI66j4w, — Rae Alexandra (@Raemondjjjj) August 16, 2020, This was pretty close. https://www.sacbee.com/news/weather-news/article245002535.html After the storms pass, the forecast calls for sunny and hot weather, with highs in the mid-90s in San Jose and near 80 in San Francisco. Sirk9119. Bay Area #Lightning pic.twitter.com/U6CjqM9TXc, — Grant McKinney (@grantwmckinney) August 16, 2020, About 6:20 this morning off my #gopro8 #lightening #bayarea #Thunderstorms @kron4news pic.twitter.com/x7UysG2EFv, — Sallie Arellano (@SallieArellano) August 16, 2020, We have had an honest to goodness summer thunderstorm here in the bay area overnight and this morning. TWEET. Check out this footage of a terrifying lightning storm in the United Kingdom on July 18th. “And we have all the chances to see those across the Americas, and also over the Pacific Ocean. This photo does not do it justice. The people in the Contender started waiving and yelling at us. 2020 has been an incredibly crazy and challenging year, so it seemed quite fitting to highlight my “Seasons of Washington” 2021 calendar with lightning photos. This is known as the 30-30 rule. EMAIL. A lightning storm lights up the skies as seen from Cloverdale in Surrey, B.C. Examples of lightning this extreme were confirmed Thursday by the World Meteorological Organization, which declared a pair of “megaflashes” in South America as world record setters. But when a thunderstorm covers more horizontal real estate, its region of electrical influence grows. The storms Friday are also likely to produce more lightning. Please, take a couple of minutes and enjoy the soothing sights and sounds of a recent lightning and rain storm that buzzed threw my 'hood. Prev Next 26792 views Kyle Richardson July 28, 2020 Violet Grove, Alberta, CA Date shot: July 28, 2020. But brewing these overachieving bolts isn’t an everyday occurrence. A burned out vehicle is left in front of a fire- ravaged residence as smoke from the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire fills the sky Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Boulder Creek, California. Lightning will terrify you after watching this. 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