Lightning Illuminates Phoenix Sky Amid Monsoon Downpour

Lightning illuminated the sky over Phoenix, Arizona, on August 16, as monsoon thunderstorms brought heavy rainfall and flooding to the area.

This video taken by Brandon Penwright shows the storm producing lightning, rain, and strong winds.

The National Weather Service recorded over 33,000 cloud flashes (lightning in the clouds) during the August 16 thunderstorm. Credit: Brandon Penwright via Storyful

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