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iN PHOTOS: Intense lightning bolts captured during Okanagan storm

Huge forks of lightning appear to touch the ground in Lake Country.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Kevin Blakely

Residents in the Okanagan were treated to a fiery dry lightning show a few days ago and some of them captured photos and video clips of the intense bolts. 

The lightning storm moved through the southern Interior on the evening of Friday, July 5, when bolts could be seen arching in forks across the sky and appearing to touch the ground in some places.

Most of the activity centred around the Lake Country and Oyama areas.   

A lightning storm brightens the dusky sky in Oyama.
A lightning storm brightens the dusky sky in Oyama.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Nick Clements

Lake Country resident Colby Knowles watched the storm through his kitchen window just after 9 p.m.

"It was super quiet after a short downpour and I was getting ready to turn the lights off and head to bed when I saw a bright flash behind the blinds, followed by crazy thunder," he said.

"I decided to dim my kitchen lights and watch as the dark clouds rolled over the house to see if I could catch a shot of the lightning through the window. The storm seemed to travel towards Kelowna and we were left with light rain." 

If you've taken photos of recent intense weather and want to share, send them to news@infonews.ca.

A powerful lightning bolt was seen in a storm in Lake Country.
A powerful lightning bolt was seen in a storm in Lake Country.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Conny Jager

Lightning strikes at a Jim Cuddy & Barney Bentall concert at O'Rourke Family Estate in Lake Country.
Lightning strikes at a Jim Cuddy & Barney Bentall concert at O'Rourke Family Estate in Lake Country.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Victoria Johnson

Lightning forks through the sky in Lake Country.
Lightning forks through the sky in Lake Country.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Tony Rhys

Intense lightning lights up Lake Country.
Intense lightning lights up Lake Country.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Tony Rhys

This photo of lightning bolt was taken through a Lake Country resident's kitchen window.
This photo of lightning bolt was taken through a Lake Country resident's kitchen window.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Colby Knowles

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