LA Weather Takes A Bizarre Turn On Sunday Evening
On a day when the nation was watching the path, damage and effects of Hurricane Irma in Florida, a bit of odd weather hit Los Angeles.
Sunday evening and early Sunday night, there were lightening strikes over the Pacific Ocean in Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.
The lightening began just after sunset – tho light clouds prevented seeing the sun actually set – at dusk and continued past 10 p.m., a timeframe of more than three hours. It varied between occasional actual strikes and periodic burst, which were scattered all over the sky.
For more than half an hour, it was a show almost resembling the Northern Lights. Flashes occurred all over the sky, moving from over Redondo Beach’s King Harbor to south of the Hermosa Pier.
While some in Hermosa Beach noticed the show and stopped along The Strand to watch it, others went along as if oblivious to it and did not even look around while people were oohing and aahing at the scene.
“I just love these summer lightening shows,” one long-time local commented.
Such lightening flashes are rare in Los Angeles, but not unheard of in the summertime.
In the daytime, the weather in Hermosa and Redondo Beach was typical, mid to upper 70s and sunny, with few clouds in the sky.
At about 5, a few clouds moved in and while still bright, it was more cloudy than sunny.
Parts of Los Angeles were under a flash flood watch on Sunday, primarily in the valleys and some inland areas, but not near the coast.
The weather forecast this week for Los Angeles is typical of L.A.: sunny and in the middle 70s. There are some clouds coming in the end of the week, but overall mostly sunny conditions are expected throughout the area.