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August heat leads to impressive electric thunderstorm Monday


August 5, 2020

The dog days of summer as July and August are often referred to, are known for warm, some would say hot temperatures and often times a front will move in causing a rapid temperature drop. This produces some pretty electric thunderstorms. July and August thunderstorms raise the fire danger levels. Monday's storm produced significant moisture but that didn't stop it from causing a handful of small fire in the county.

A Noon Thunderstorm came out of the west Monday, bringing with it a very dynamic lightning show. The storm produced several bolts that made contact with the ground and stayed lit for 3-4 seconds at a time. The Thunder that accompanied it was loud and explosive. The wind wasn't anything out of the ordinary, but the storm did produce 15-20 minutes of good rainfall that unfortunately had hail mixed in with it, from pea size to some as big as grapes.

These two pictures were captured by some quick thinkers with great timing. Suzanne Farmer took lower two while Emily Scofield captured the one on the top.


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