Driver Catches Blinding Lightning Strike Over Los Angeles

A severe lightning storm was reported across Southern California, including the San Diego and Los Angeles areas, on October 4, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

According to the NWS San Diego office, 2,074 “in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning strikes” were recorded over Orange, San Diego, and Riverside counties. The storm also brought wind and hail to the area.

Video captured by Twitter user and Los Angeles resident @kevinlu220 shows a flash of lightning illuminating the night sky over Los Angeles on Monday night. Credit: @kevinlu220 via Storyful

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