Video shows how it looked, big picture.
Time-lapse satellite imagery by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration captured the vast lightning strikes across the region.
According to some reports, there were more than 60,000 strikes in or above California Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
The lightning strikes were so vast, two individuals were struck by the lightning. One woman died.
Deaths by lightning are very rare in California.
There have only been nine fatalities in the state since 2006, and this was the first one in 2022.
If caught outside during a lightning storm, experts recommend getting inside of a vehicle and not leaving oneself out in the open.
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