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1,700 lightning strikes hit Palm Beach County on Tuesday

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The National Weather Service says 1,700 lightning bolts crashed from the skies during a two-hour period as storms moved across Palm Beach County. Meteorologist Robert Molleda tells The Palm Beach Post Tuesday’s lightning show was of a magnitude seen only a few times annually. During the durations of Tuesday’s storms, about 2,500 lightning strikes were measured in the county. A lightning strike knocked three Boca Raton firefighters off their feet as they put out a backyard fire that had been ignited…

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