Social media lit up in the early morning hours today as a passing thunderstorm rolled through Long Beach.
Thunder and lightning overnight, reported on Facebook, Twitter and NextDoor from residents across the city, turned out to not be a single strike, but multiple lightning strikes occurring nearly simultaneously in different parts of Long Beach and Lakewood.
THAT was the loudest thunder clap I've ever heard here in Long Beach. Sounded more like an exlosion. Woke every one in house. Followed by a nutso downpour.
— Patrick Goddard (@patrickfgoddard) February 14, 2019
On NextDoor, residents from various Long Beach neighborhoods reported the thunder setting of car alarms or waking up entire households.
Data from lightning tracking websites showed at least four strikes occurring around 3:40 a.m. in Bixby Knolls, Wrigley, the Westside and at the interchange of the 605 and 91 freeways, near the border of Lakewood and Bellflower.
Rain showers remain in the Long Beach forecast through Thursday afternoon.
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