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Thunder, Lightning, Wind, Rain in Southwest Riverside County

Dry lightning flashes could be seen in the skies above Lake Elsinore, Temecula and Murrieta Saturday, In the midst of a severe thunderstorm warning and in 93-degree heat.

As the temperature hovered in the low 90s and thunderstorm warnings were issued for the county, dry lightning appeared in the skies above Southwest Riverside County.

The wind began to blow in Lake Elsinore about 2:30 p.m., just as the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Riverside County.

Thunder began shortly after 3 p.m. in Temecula, where flashes of dry lightning rent the sky.

Clouds massed as thunderclaps could be heard in the distance.

And then it began to rain in Temecula -- fat, cool drops falling to a backdrop of jagged slashes in the sky.

The NWS warned that if one can hear thunder, one is close enough to be struck by lightning.

Hector August 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM
There was lots of lightning/thunder in the Perris/Menifee area with a lot of rain.
PirateGirl August 13, 2012 at 12:53 AM
We live in Wildomar.....in The Farm, and did not get one drop pf rain:(
Jim Purpura - Redhawk Weather August 13, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Thanks Brad!
Jim Purpura - Redhawk Weather August 13, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Could be more of the same today (Monday). The NWS has already issued their first Flash Flood Warning of the day. Conditions are right for the Elsinore Convergence Zone...from Lake Elsinore to Hemet...to light up with thunderstorms again today. Jim Purpura weathercurrents.com
Bubba August 13, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Thanks Jim Can people get severe weather reports on their cell phones?

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