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|* July 22, 2012 - Tons of lightning east of Davis: 2,000 strikes and 30 small (contained) fires. Amazing. My wife and I [http://davis.patch.com/articles/photos-lightning-fills-the-sacramento-area-skies-add-your-photos#photo-10738294 took some photos] while parked in the country between Davis and Winters. - ["Users/justincox22"]|
Thunderstorms (with or without lightning) are very rare in Davis. When they do occur it is either in the winter or spring or as a freak storm in the summer. Thunderstorms here are very mild compared to most parts of the country. A big storm in Davis is a few claps of thunder that everyone talks about the next day. Sometimes they cause power outages. In extreme cases funnel clouds or tornadoes can form.
To put this into perspective for the Native Californians, thunderstorms can last for hours with several claps of thunder a minute, and sheeting rain. Bolt lightning (straight to ground) can be the norm rather than the more common in Davis cloud to cloud lightning. This severity of storm is rarely seen in California except perhaps in the mountains.
Thunder is a rare enough event in Davis that we can keep track of it:
July 22, 2012 - Tons of lightning east of Davis: 2,000 strikes and 30 small (contained) fires. Amazing. My wife and I took some photos while parked in the country between Davis and Winters. - justincox22
April 24, 2012 - thought I heard a slight rumble.
March 18, 2012 - just had about 5 minutes of hail in West Davis
I was flying over Davis at 1100' at around 1:00 PM. I saw the downpour and I thought it would be interesting to fly through it. When I got within about a half mile the turbulence got so bad that I turned tail and ran away. —JimStewart
June 6, 2011 - low rumbles after days of rain. Wacky weather this year.
May 15, 2011 - At least one good peal in an unseasonably cold storm.
With hail, and one instance of super bright then super loud thunder. Went and told roomate to stand down cause we weren't getting shelled Daubert
Dec 19, 2010 - Thought I saw a couple flashes to the southwest
November 20, 2010 - Rumblings with some flashing of lightning starting at around 4:30 PM, with rain on and off all day. The lightning led to a substantial delay in the resumption of the Causeway Classic after half-time.
July 9, 2010 - Rain and thunder in the wee hours of the morning! Started at about 3:30 am and continued until 4:30AM.
April 28, 2010 - Moderate rain with some rumbling thunder and lightning flashes. It's turning out to be a thunderous and rainy April!!
April 20, 2010 - Rain, a touch of hail, and some mild (so far) thunder
April 12, 2010 - Rain with periodic but mild thunder
- Power is now out in the Cuarto Dorms and the U Mall. Anywhere else?
- Looks like power is out west of russell blvd from 113 east to about A st.
Where is the lightning hitting? I can definitely hear it. —IDoNotExist
Not sure how anyone would answer that question unless they were right next to something that was hit...
You've never seen a lighting bolt hit ground in the distance? If you're in a tall building clear of trees, it's probably easy enough if you're facing in the right direction.
Nope, though that is something I would like to see.
There are lots of real time maps of lightning, both air and ground strikes. It is VERY easy to reliably track, as they are innately radio tagged.