lighting Bay Area gets surprise hit of lightning, thunder and rain

by:EME LIGHTING     2019-12-20
lighting Bay Area gets surprise hit of lightning, thunder and rain
On June, a lighting strike above the east span of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California, 2017.On June, a lighting strike above the east span of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California, 2017.In an unusual weather madness show, Mother Nature doused parts of the Bay Area with a short but heavy rain on Monday night and hit with lightning while the rest remained the sameA low-The pressure front wandering over the Pacific Ocean brought thunderstorms, which began rumbling in the South Bay area from late afternoon or late evening and moved north.The storm brought dramatic lightning strikes, triggered fires, scared pets and sporadic rains, and people rushed to look for umbrellas to stop the arrival of Giants --Dodgers game.Fire Captain Dan Ghiorso said in a text message, "multiple lightning strikes caused multiple fires ".Fire fighters are handling all the fires, he said.In some areas, wet streets are everywhere, while enough rain has been dumped in other areas to slow down traffic and delay the start of the giant game for nearly an hour.When it finally started, more rain and lightning arrived at AT&T Park, leaving fans and players in a hurry to look for cover, let the venue staff get more practice in one night than they usually get in one season and force the referee to participate in the game.Anna Schneider, a meteorologist at the National Meteorological Administration, said that while lightning and rain seemed odd, it was just a bit unusual."We started to approach a time when this weather is more common in the year," she said .".Whether strange or not, thunderstorms are expected to last until Tuesday night, releasing their natural fireworks and intermittent precipitation around the Bay Area.Most places earn less than a tenth, says Schneider.Temperatures are expected to drop on Tuesday and will warm again once thunderstorms disappear.It is expected that the weather will warm up by the weekend.Michael is a special contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle.Email: mcabanatuan @ sfchronicle.
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