WOW! We Got 35,500 Lightning Strikes Over the Weekend!
The skies over the PNW were electrifying over the weekend as storms brought over 35,500 lightning strikes. Thankfully there are not thousands of wildfires as a result of all that lightning, but there are several (map below). Remember to avoid water during a lightning storm as it can travel through plumbing. Your cell phone is safe to use but avoid corded phones. Lightning can travel through your electrical system too, so it's a good idea to turn computers and the TV off.