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‘One hit wonder’: Thunder shakes Portland

KOIN 6 News
KOIN 6 News
 2022-09-12

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A single strike of lightning from a small Oregon storm and the ensuing thunder shook the city of Portland on Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

The flash and bang was an unexpected “one-hit wonder” that came from a small storm cell, meteorologist Tyler Kranz said. No more lightning was expected.

The boom at 2:13 p.m. led to social media posts questioning whether it was thunder or possibly a meteorite.

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A lightning detector registered a single strike of lightning at the same time the thunder was reported, Kranz said. It was a positive charged cloud-to-ground flash with strong current, causing the unexpected boom.

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PETER GARCIA
09-12

Awesome Mother Nature.....I love it when Transplants freak out over our weather....You never know what will happen next.....Excellent

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Victor Sims
09-12

Thunder only happens when it's raining. 😂😂😂 I couldn't resist. It's a good song.

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Nicholas cobb
09-12

Is it me and where I was sitting or was that the loooooongest thunder clap ever? It just didn't seem like thunder there was no "crack" that local thunder usually has...

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