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Drone Captures Lightning Strikes Near Phoenix During Monsoon Storms

A drone captured the moment lightning flashed through the night sky during a monsoon storm in Mesa, Arizona, on July 14. The local National Weather Service forecasted showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy rain on Thursday. Bob Held’s drone filmed a video that showed the lightning strikes. “Put on your dark glasses, it’s bright!” Held wrote on his YouTube page post. Multiple parts of Phoenix faced a wide-spread cleanup after monsoon storms brought dust, rain and flooding on July 14, according to Fox10. Credit: Bob Held via Storyful



During monsoon storms, a drone captures lightning strikes close to Phoenix.

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On July 14, a drone in Mesa, Arizona, caught the moment lightning burst over the night sky during a monsoon storm. On Thursday, the local National Weather Service predicted thunderstorms and showers with strong winds, frequent lightning, and lots of rain. A drone operated by Bob Held captured a video of the lightning strikes. It’s light, put on your dark glasses. Held posted a message on his YouTube page. According to Fox10, numerous Phoenix neighborhoods saw extensive cleanup following monsoon storms that delivered water, rain, and dust on July 14. Credit: Storyful / Bob Held