"Ultimate Strike". A rare electrical storm passes through the South Bay on 8/15/08.
As I was awoken by rumbling thunder on the night of August 15th, 2008, I jumped at the chance to possibly capture a rare electrical storm that hit unexpectedly. As three separate thunderstorms collided, hundreds of jagged bolts struck the skies over the ocean before me with no rain nor wind. A perfect recipe for amazing shots and a once in a lifetime adventure for me in my own backyard. The NWS sensors detected 445 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes from midnight to 3 A.M. thoughtout Los Angeles County that morning.
Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, CA. Image published in the local South Bay local newspaper, "The Beach Reporter" 8/21/08 issue. Image also published on the Front Cover of the "South Bay Monthly" Magazine, January 2010 (Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach & El Segundo Issue).
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