A young lifeguard was killed and seven other people, including three other lifeguards, were injured when lightning struck a Jersey Shore beach Monday afternoon, authorities said.
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Extreme heat and dry conditions are fueling raging wildfires in the western US, charring more than a million acres, requiring evacuations and creating smoky conditions visible from space.
Monday, Oct. 25th, 3:30 P.M.
It’s a soaker out there this evening as waves of showers continue to roll in from the Pacific. An unstable airmass means some of the showers are heavy and there’s still a slight chance for a thunderstorm through the evening. Wind dies down a bit overnight, but at least some southerly breeze continues all through Tuesday. That makes for a mild night around 50 degrees again.
A more organized weather system arrives at sunrise for a very gloomy first half of Tuesday, wet too! Then it’s more of an off/on showery thing tomorrow afternoon and night.
Wednesday and Thursday we’ll see the weather “slow down” a bit with more dry than wet days. But still a lot of cloud cover. After a wet day Friday, there’s a very good chance we have a few dry days into the weekend and early next week! A dry easterly wind may give us lots of sunshine on Halloween.
A mural in Toledo, Ohio honoring George Floyd was destroyed by a lightning strike.
A man driving on a Florida highway was left uninjured after lightning struck his vehicle Monday morning, according to officials.
A 15-year-old girl died Saturday after she was struck by lightning while swimming off the coast of Georgia, according to the Tybee Island Police Department.
A lightning strike sent a chunk of highway through the windshield of a truck in Florida on Monday and authorities say the truck's occupants are lucky that their injuries weren't more severe.
"Woah! That was close!"
Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said.
A man who was struck by lightning at a Florida beach on Sunday has died, Clearwater Police said.