A hellacious storm rocked San Francisco last night which meant howlin' winds, pourin' rain, boomin' thunder and an ungodly amount of strikin' lightning. In this picture, we see all four towers of San Francisco's Bay Bridge being struck with lightning... at the same time. Mother Nature, you are a scary mama.


The picture was taken by photographer Phil McGrew who rigged his camera to a take long exposure shots (about 20 seconds). McGrew was well hidden inside his apartment and said he couldn't even see much through his window. Amazing he managed to snag this. [Daily Mail]

Amazing colors. Fierce bolt. What a picture. [f.ramirez01 flickr]

Other angle of the Bay Bridge lightning strike. [@abc7newsBayArea]

The Golden Gate Bridge got some electric love too. [SFist]

Even lovely Santa Cruz got pilfered with HORIZONTAL lightning. [SC Sentinel]