Sunday, July 27, 2014

9 Injured by Lightning at Los Angeles-Area Beaches

ABC News is reporting one of the injured has died. 

UPDATE: 8:15pm CDT
Some news reports are saying as many as 14 were struck by lightning with
nine people hospitalized.

UPDATE: Los Angeles Times 7:50pm CDT

Photo: Venice (CA) 311. Story here. Below is the radar and lightning data (Via Twitter) from a passenger on a flight at LAX who tweeted upon hearing thunder at 2:23pm PDT. Note the lightning symbols along the beach.
David Bernard
Thunderstorms are infrequent in Southern California but they occurred today due to a surge of moist, unstable air from the Southwest Monsoon.

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