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Photos From Last Night's Thunderstorm

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DH Vancouver Staff Aug 30, 2013 8:36 am

While Vancouver is no stranger to rain, last night’s long and violent thunder and lightning storm was something that doesn’t come too often.

Beginning at approximately 11 pm on Thursday evening, the heavy rainfall warning came true and was followed by frequent flashes of lightning and loud thunder for nearly an hour. According to Environment Canada, nearly 1,000 lightning strikes were recorded throughout the storm’s duration.

The massive storm first made landfall over Vancouver before heading towards the region’s eastern suburbs.

Long time Vancity Buzz reader Jeremy Lim sent us this audio recording of last night’s storm:

Photos

Lightning Bolt

Image: Arthur Degirmentas

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Image: Claude Schneider

Lightning / Thunderstorm in Vancouver

Image: Cameron Brown

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Image: Mindfuel Photography

Vancouver Thunderstorm Lightning

Image: Peter So

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Image: Michael Sean O’Rafferty

Video

Torrential rain causes major flooding at the intersection of Broadway and Cambie Street (Broadway-City Hall Canada Line Station):

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Lightning knocks out Vancouver street light:

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Thunder, lightning, and torrential rain:

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Tweets

 

 

Feature image: Mindfuel Photography


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