Rare Sunny-Sky Lightning Bolt Strikes Tree in Tampa Suburb

Dashcam footage captured a rare sunny-sky lightning bolt hitting a tree in the Tampa, Florida, suburb of Lutz on Tuesday, August 10.

Jonathan Moore captured the video of the literal bolt from the blue on his Thinkware dashcam. He told Storyful the lightning was unexpected since the skies were sunny and the nearest thunderstorm was eight miles away from his home at the time.

A series of summer thunderstorms moved across west-central Florida on August 10, bringing lightning and gusty winds, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Jonathan Moore via Storyful

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