PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A single strike of lightning from a small Oregon storm and the following thunder shook the town of Portland on Sunday afternoon, the Nationwide Climate Service mentioned.
The flash and bang was an surprising “one-hit marvel” that got here from a small storm cell, meteorologist Tyler Kranz mentioned. No extra lightning was anticipated.
The growth at 2:13 p.m. led to social media posts questioning whether or not it was thunder or presumably a meteorite.
A lightning detector registered a single strike of lightning on the similar time the thunder was reported, Kranz mentioned. It was a constructive charged cloud-to-ground flash with robust present, inflicting the surprising growth.