Lightning strikes reported around northern Southeast

Lightning captured during Monday’s thunderstorm over Juneau. Photo copyright Mikko Wilson, used with permission


Juneau was not the only Southeast location to report thunder and lightning strikes on Monday afternoon. Kimberly Vaughan of the National Weather Service office in Juneau said they detected thunderstorm activity and lightning strikes as early as 2:30 p.m. on Monday. She also explained how thunderstorms occur in the Panhandle.

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