Saturday morning brought bizarre weather to some parts of the Southland, while other parts remained untouched by anything more serious than an overcast sky.
In our hometown of Corona, lightning caused “numerous” fires, said 911 dispatchers, who sent the firefighters out to aid homeowners and business owners in need.
Other areas were hit by thunder, rain, high winds and hail. Dana Point reported quarter-sized hailstones, as did Woodland Hills, after thunderstorms passed through those two cities by late morning. The National Weather Service warned that the storm would be accompanied by frequent lightning, which—as Corona found out—could be quite dangerous.
Flash-flood watches were issued by the NWS through late Saturday for the Antelope Valley, as well as the mountain areas of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. These were due to another thunderstorm moving slowly and dropping as much as two inches of rain an hour.
A storm in north Orange County brought thunder and hail, and actually caused power outages in Westminster and surrounding areas, reported Southern California Edison (who have had their hands full lately).
While a deluge of rain hovered over the 405 from Carson down to Fountain Valley, East Los Angeles did not see a drop of precipitation. This was lucky for those visiting the annual Mexican Independence Day Parade and the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, where just overcast skies were reported.
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