PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A single strike of lightning from a small Oregon storm and the following thunder shook the town of Portland on Sunday afternoon, the Nationwide Climate Service stated.
The flash and bang was an surprising “one-hit surprise” that got here from a small storm cell, meteorologist Tyler Kranz stated. No extra lightning was anticipated.
The growth at 2:13 p.m. led to social media posts questioning whether or not it was thunder or presumably a meteorite.
A lightning detector registered a single strike of lightning on the similar time the thunder was reported, Kranz stated. It was a optimistic charged cloud-to-ground flash with sturdy present, inflicting the surprising growth.
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