Lightning Strikes Palm Tree in Los Angeles Amid 'Unusual' Early Summer Thunderstorms

Lightning struck a palm tree during a thunderstorm in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, June 22, footage shared online shows.

Mark Budde filmed a video showing a palm tree on fire during a thunderstorm. “Lightning strikes look different in Los Angeles”, Budde wrote on Twitter.

The Pasadena Fire Department reported several “lightning-related palm tree fires”. The National Weather Service warned of lightning, heavy rain, and possible gusty winds.

Local news outlets reported unusual early summer thunderstorms swept Southern California on Wednesday, June 22. Credit: Mark Budde via Storyful

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