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Hear That Big Clap Of Thunder Last Night? Here’s The Lightning Strike!

[ 0 ] February 21, 2019 |

Photo By John Holman : Lots of people reported hearing an extremely loud boom of thunder on Wednesday night during the rain / sleet event near Nellysford. John Holman of Stoney Creek found where the lightning hit during the storm. This was Stoney Creek West near Wood Nettle. John says it hit two trees. February 21, 2019

Stoney Creek / Nellysford
Nelson County, VA

Though thunder and lightning are rare during the winter months it does occur. The last couple of nights folks living in Nelson and nearby have experienced lightning and thunder during snow, sleet and freezing rain. Wednesday night people were surprised to hear a loud boom. Some thinking it was an explosion. Actually, it was thunder after a large lightning strike in Stoney Creek of Nellysford.

A closer look reveals where the lightning struck Wednesday night while sleet and freezing rain were falling. This is in Stoney Creek of Nellysford. The photo was taken the next morning on Thursday – February 21, 2019.

“Rocks and dirt were blown out 30 feet,” John Holman of Stoney Creek told us when he sent these photos along.

Thankfully we get a brief break from rain but more is on the way arrive

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