Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sacramento lightning expected to end later today - Sacramento Bee

Recent lightning and thunder storms that hit Sacramento this morning are expected to stop early this afternoon, said meteorologist Holly Osborne of the National Weather Service.

The storms came from a combination of low pressure off the coast along with moisture being pulled in from a tropical storm in the eastern pacific, Osborne said. "That level of instability was enough for thunderstorms to develop," she said.

The thunder and lightning may move north, Osborne said, and could end in the Sierra this evening, at the latest.

No further predictions for lightning appear in the week's forecast, Osborne said.

CBS Channel 13 reported today that lightning struck an oak tree in its West Sacramento parking lot, leaving a "30-foot gash."

The article said no one was injured in the lightning strike.

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