‘Take another little piece of my heart now, baby …’ : Electrical Storm Over Ocean Beach

by on October 5, 2021 · 2 comments

in Ocean Beach

Daniel Grofer took this amazing shot at Santa Cruz Cove Beach. Check out the heart shape in the middle of this electrical outburst. Dan sang, “Take another piece of my heart, baby …”

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Tessa October 5, 2021 at 6:34 pm

Fabulous photo! And how wonderful to get the rain.


Frank Gormlie October 7, 2021 at 11:09 am

According to extreme weather scientist Jose Martinez-Claros there is a scientific reason for this rare electrical storm that is related to climate change.

“It was definitely much more intense than I expected,” said Martinez-Claros with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD.

“I could see that the atmosphere was really unstable. The worse the drought, the worse the storm and we are seeing that very often with climate change,” said Martinez-Claros.

He said the unbalance of the atmosphere after low amounts of moisture results in extreme weather events like San Diego saw Monday.

“The U.S. west is getting dryer. The yearly distribution of precipitation has changed,” said Martinez-Claros. “What climate change seems to bring in this case are prolonged periods of more extremes. Extreme drought and then ending more extreme storms.”


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