Phoenix Thunderstorm Produces 33,000 'Cloud Flashes'

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

This video taken by Instagram user @pixelmandan, who said he recorded it in Queen Creek, shows strobing lightning during the storm

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

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