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Photos, Video: Crazy Lightning Storm Out in the Desert

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The weather went wild last night out in the California high desert thanks to a crazy lightning storm. The erratic skies seemed to electrify spectators, who took to social media to Tweet about the epic nature of mama nature's flashes, and a few managed to grab some shots to share.

Just how wild was it? "More than 50 lightning strikes lit up the skies between Victorville and Barstow. There were also pockets of rain and gusty winds," reports KTLA. The National Weather Service warns that more of the same could take place today in the desert, and west central San Bernardino County is under a flash flood warning until 5 p.m. this evening.

Check out the images being shared around of the lit-up skies in SoCal:

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And, hey! What better way to greet the sun the morning after than with a rainbow and colorful skies:

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