Yes, there was plenty of lightning Wednesday morning in the desert

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While you were sleeping (or while you were trying to sleep but couldn’t because of all the damn thunder), an unexpected thunderstorm brought rain and plenty of lightning to the Coachella Valley and High Desert.

Here’s what it looked like:

I waited out in the rain for this!????

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3:45 AM lightning/thunderstorm in the desert ???? #beautiful #nature #coachellavalley #palmsprings #bermudadunes #wokemeup #iloveit #pixieofthedesert #pixietravels

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And, yes, it was a lot of lightning in both the Coachella Valley and the High Desert.

As far as rainfall, not a ton overnight – but every bit helps:

The forecast is calling for a chance of thunderstorms throughout the day on Wednesday through Saturday and, as we have seen, you never know what’s in store when it comes ot weather this time of year in the desert – so make sure those windshield wipers and tires are in good shape, just in case.


  1. I was awakened at 3:45 by the heavy rain. I jumped out of bed to be sure I had brought my computer inside. (I had!) I knew I couldn’t go back to sleep, so I sat outside and watched the lightning show and listened to the thunder. It only lasted for 30 – 45 minutes, but then it started again about an hour later. Isn’t this unusual at this time of year? Oh, and isn’t the humidity horrible? It reminds me of intolerable humidity when I lived in Hawaii for 14 years, except the temperatures are way higher.

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