You may have read about all the nasty weather going on over the Thanksgiving period. Northern Arizona received so much snow that the Interstate was shut down east and west of Flagstaff. We missed all the action only getting some high winds and a bit of rain. The phone kept going off warning of flash floods in our area. The numerous loud blarings from three different weather apps would scare the bejesus out of me. I eventually turned the phone off and went to sleep. I awoke the next morning finding we were still here. Amid all of this was one really close lightening strike (that didn't scare me) and my lightening app showed it was less than two miles south of us. The red dot.
I got the idea of taking a couple of screenshots of the location and try to find where the lightening hit.
A zoomed in second shot.
When a nice day arrived I went off on my motorbike in search for it. Bouncing back and forth viewing these screen shots and then my map GPS on the phone I was able to find the spot.
Not as easy as I imagined it to be I might add.
Here Gracie is parked on the spot. I found nothing. I walked all around. Nothing. I rode Gracie around in ever widening circles. Nothing. I had looked online for images as to what to look for too. A blown out hole, disturbed earth radiating out in all directions...nothing. I thought maybe I'd see a saguaro cactus blown to smithereens. None. I was really disappointed.
Maybe the app doesn't actually pinpoint THE spot. I don't know.
Someday I will find a lightening strike. I'm not giving up.