It's weird enough that we're getting a thunderstorm tonight, but this was one with an unusually high number of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes. Also, meteorologists are saying that more thunderstorms are possible on Tuesday, so your freaked out pets shall continue the freaking out.
We've discussed before why thunderstorms are relatively rare for San Francisco, but it's been a weird year! This storm came with pea-sized hail, and as SFGate reports, via the National Weather Service, the Bay Area saw over 1200 lightning strikes between noon and late evening, at which point the thunder was calming down in SF.
The Giants' game against the Dodgers was delayed because of the storm, and there were some dramatic shots of lightning over AT&T Park.
Also, obviously, Twitter was ablaze with video and photos of the lightning, some of which you can see below. Have a great shot? Send it to us at [email protected]
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"Electric Chaos" Last night's intense storm in #sanfrancisco brought some amazing #lightning strikes. This is a stacked image from a 3 hour timelapse I did. I selected the 30 best exposures to include in the stacked final image. I have attempted to get a shot like this for 4 years now. Each time had been super unsuccessful leaving me with wet gear and not a single image on my memory card. At first this night was looking like it would be the same situation. Strong winds and pouring rain made my friend @joe.pierce and I consider packing up and leaving. But stuck around and was rewarded with one of the most beautiful electrical storms I have seen.
Captured this ⚡️ in San Mateo using my iPhone 6S. pic.twitter.com/eT4HQQnhWF— Jefferson Sweaters (@RealNameJeff) September 12, 2017
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