Spectacular lightning forked through San Diego on Monday, October 4, as the National Weather Service (NWS) detected over 2,000 lightning strikes across Southern California counties.
According to the NWS, 2,074 in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were detected over Orange, San Diego, and Riverside counties.
This footage, posted to Twitter by @kaywxrd, was recorded at 6:45 pm in Escondido, a city located 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. The electrical storm was the third in less than a month, according to local media. Credit: @kaywxrd via Storyful