Dazzling Lightning Branches Above Los Angeles Skyline

Spectacular lightning forked through the sky above Los Angeles on Monday night, October 4, as the National Weather Service (NWS) detected over 2,000 lightning strikes across Southern California counties.

Vivid forks of lightning were captured in this video, which Andrew Powell said he recorded at 10 pm on October 4 facing downtown Los Angeles.

According to the NWS, 2,074 in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were detected over Orange, San Diego, and Riverside counties. Credit: Andrew Powell via Storyful

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