Friday, April 7, 2017
8000 Lightning Strikes
A few days ago, we were in St Augustine and a serious storm front pounded through. We were fortunate to be on the southern edge of it. We received enough of a punch that I was awoken around 4 AM by wind and rain. I noticed constant illumination of our skies. It was distant enough that only faint rumbles were heard. A couple of hours later, I am watching Jacksonville, (our closest city, about 45 minutes north), morning news and the local weather gal says the National Weather Service recorded 8,000 lightning strikes in one hour in the Jax, (they like their nickname), area as this front roared through. That qualifies as wow weather.