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Lightning Strikes Off Northeastern Florida Coastline

Thunderstorms produced an “excessive amount of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes” across east-central Florida on Thursday, July 22, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Video shared by Greg Diesel Walck shows a lightning strike off Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona Beach, as severe thunderstorms moved through the area. “Went chasing a rainbow and caught some lightning instead,” he wrote on Twitter. The NWS said a storm east of Melbourne produced about 1,500 lightning strikes in one hour on Thursday, between 8 and 9 pm. Credit: Greg Diesel Walck via Storyful
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