Satellite Timelapse Shows Lightning Flashing Over California

Timelapse satellite footage shows flashes of lightning sweeping over California on the night of June 22-23, as local news reported over 50,000 lightning events in the state.

A woman and her two dogs were fatally struck by lightning in Pico Rivera as thunderstorms hit, local media reported. ABC 7 identified the woman as 52-year-old Antonia Mendoza.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt Patrick Morey told the Los Angeles Times, "There’s a one-in-a-million chance of something like this happening and it happened.”

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES West satellite captured this video showing the stormy conditions. Credit: NOAA Satellites via Storyful

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