Unless you were living under a rock or maybe hiding under one, the Magic Valley had one heck of a lightning storm Monday night. Judging by the number of lightning pics on Instagram today, many of you were documenting the experience.
If you've ever wondered why your parents demand you come inside when there's a thunderstorm near, you need to watch a video that the National Weather Service in Boise shared today. It's shocking - lightning pun intended.
You know what - sometimes you have to just sit back and look at the beauty that Spring brings. The grass is greener, trees are blooming, flowers have colorful buds, and those spring lightning storms are amazing!
The old saying that lightning never strikes twice is way off and I can prove it. It just so happens that lightning struck like 20 bazillion times over Buhl and Kade Andrews captured it in a beyond belief long-exposure pic.
So you say lightning scares you? Then Twin Falls, Idaho is the place for you. Google Maps has a little known feature that can display the amount of "county-level lightning hazard data" and it turns out, we don't see much (if any) in the greater Twin Falls area...
At least 19 different fires were started around the Magic Valley area due to yesterday's thunderstorms. As of last night no structures had been threatened by the fires. Most of them were burning in Gooding and Lincoln counties. Power outages were also reported is some parts of the valley.