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PHOTOS: Close to 7,000 lightning strikes in Okanagan skies

Lightning could be seen all throughout the Okanagan on Thursday night

The Okanagan sky dazzled as lightning struck for the first time this year.

Lightning could be seen all throughout the Okanagan, from Vernon to Princeton on Thursday night (May 18). Environment Canada confirmed to Black Press that there were 6,850 in the Okanagan region in a 24 hour span. 1,191 of those strikes were in a 50 kilometres radius in Kelowna.

For many people, lightning provides them with a great photo opportunity.

The Okanagan will get a break from thunderstorms on Friday, but there is a 60 per cent chance of thunder and lightning on Saturday, May 20.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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