Lightning Cell Strikes the North Coast

Lightning gif created from imagery taken during the July 25th storm. [Provided by a reader]

According to the National Weather Service, approximately 30 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were detected in Del Norte and Humboldt overnight.

Starting around 5:20 a.m., according to Bonnie Mullaney, who is staying in the area, lightning began flashing in the sky around Trinidad. As of 6:13 a.m., she said, “It’s not letting up.”

Latest Lightning Strikes map shows there have been multiple strikes in the area between McKinleyville and Orick.

The National Weather Service would like to know “if you’ve seen any hail early this morning.”

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