Monsoonal moisture surged into California, bringing some sprinkles. (Credit: NWS Hanford)

Lightning Strikes Spark New Wildfires In Northern California

Hundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.



Students Get Lightning-Fast Grad Ceremony As Thunderstorm Rolls In

Rocklin High School’s graduation ceremony Friday will go down as one to remember – sending a new generation off in spectacular, and fast, fashion.


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Lightning-Sparked Fire Damages Antelope Home

Lightning sparked a house fire in Antelope on Friday night.


Crews working to repair the damage. (Credit: CBS13)

Lightning Scorches Tree, Water And PG&E Lines In Nevada City

A lightning strike brought down a tree near Nevada City Thursday morning.



Lightning Sparks Dozens Of New Fires In Northern California

Firefighters in Northern California are getting little rest after lightning sparked dozens of new wildfires, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that has forced the evacuation of about 120 people.


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Light Show Passes, Hundreds Of Lightning Strikes Reported

Over 400 lightning strikes were reported between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. overnight, according to the National Weather Service.



Nevada City Man’s Car Struck By Lightning

Steven was driving home for lunch on Monday in Nevada City when he heard a buzzing noise—that buzz, oftentimes near a car antenna, means a lightning strike is about to happen.



Red Flag Warning In Effect For Northern Sacramento Valley

A Red Flag Warning has been extended for the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, including Marysville, Yuba City and Oroville, and stretches to the Clearlake area. The warning will stay in effect until noon […]


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Sacramento Homes Damaged When Lightning Hits Tree And Sends Pieces Flying

Lightning hit a home in north Sacramento and brought a large tree crashing down into the family’s yard.


Fire on the home's roof may have been caused by lightning. (credit: CBS)

Lightning May Have Caused Fire On Roof Of Sacramento County Home

Lightning could be to blame for a huge hole in the roof of a Sacramento County home.


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Tree At CBS13 Struck By Lightning As Skies Rumble Over Sacramento

Some unexpected lightning storms rattled the Sacramento-area early Thursday.


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Northern California Firefighters Brace For Lightning-Sparked Fires

Fire officials were bracing for the possibility of lightning-sparked fires across a wide area of Northern California as a number of thunderstorms move into the region.