Sunday, April 3, 2016

EXTREME WEATHER: More Signs Of Increasing Magnetic Polar Migration - Florida's Palm Beach County Hit By 1,700 Lightning Strikes in Just Two Hours! [VIDEOS]

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April 3, 2016 - FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - Florida's Palm Beach County saw 1,700 lightning strikes in just two hours during Tuesday's storms, according to the National Weather Service.

Lightning storms of this magnitude are only seen a few times each year, on average, meteorologist Robert Molleda told the Palm Beach Post.

During Tuesday's storms, some 2,500 lightning strikes were measured in the county.

A lightning strike knocked three Boca Raton firefighters off their feet as they put out a backyard fire that had been ignited by a previous bolt.

One of the firefighters was flung about 15 to 20 feet, and began having a seizure.

The other two remained conscious.

All three have recovered.

Florida ranks tops nationally for the number of cloud-to-ground strikes per square mile, with 1.2 million bolts per year. - Weather.


WATCH: Lightning strikes in Florida.








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