From the Chron this morning…

The thunderstorm that blew through the Bay Area Thursday night was one for the books – it shattered rainfall records in four cities and produced more lightning strikes than any storm in years. The National Weather Service counted 750 lightning strikes across the Bay Area between 8 p.m. and midnight, said Chris Stumpf, a forecaster…

Bolts hit the tower of the new Bay Bridge and the cranes at the Port of Oakland, as well as an airplane that had just taken off from San Francisco International Airport. The plane turned back without incident. Full article

The joint was certainly jumping…have a look…

ABC 7 has raw video


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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