Cedar Park couple stunned by sudden lightning strike

Cedar Park couple surprised by sudden lightning strike

A large lightning strike was captured on a Cedar Park couple’s yard digital camera, in addition to the pair scrambling for canopy.

Kellen Wilson submitted the video to FOX 7 Austin, saying that the video was taken on the couple’s Forest Oaks residence by their yard Nest digital camera, which faces north in direction of Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park.

Wilson informed FOX 7 that he and his husband bought the alert for the storm from the FOX 7 WAPP and have been making an attempt to herald gadgets from the patio forward of the storm to try to decrease attainable harm.


“We hadn’t heard or seen any lightning till that time or we wouldn’t have gone exterior in any respect,” Wilson stated. “Mom Nature tell us actual fast she wasn’t enjoying round.”

Wilson says that whereas they do “get a fairly respectable lighting present” when storms come by way of, they’ve by no means skilled one thing that shut and loud.

“It set all of the automobile alarms off within the space and shook the home,” Wilson stated. “This was the primary time the bolt lasted lengthy sufficient for the Nest digital camera to truly seize it. Fairly cool wanting again however I don’t wish to expertise that once more anytime quickly.”

Within the ten-second video, you possibly can see the pair strolling within the yard and listen to a loud crack of thunder as a lightning bolt streaks by way of the sky. The couple then dives for canopy.


Wilson stated terror was his instant response and that he and his husband did not assume twice and simply ran inside.

“We have been wanting [in] that route so the lightning bolt was nonetheless seen after we closed our eyes after we got here inside. Like a digital camera flash,” Wilson stated. “Might see the bolt flip from white blue to orange because it hit. Gentle first then got here the large crack and increase.”

“I believe this explicit expertise was a strong reminder that lightning is basically stunning however no joke,” Wilson stated. “Particularly when it’s that shut. Subsequent time we get the alert we is not going to be making an attempt to exit and get something. Not well worth the danger.”

He stated his coronary heart was racing for some time after the expertise.

Extreme climate has been rolling by way of Central Texas Thursday, with quarter to golf ball dimension hail seen to date in photographs and movies from Burnet County and Williamson County.

Observe your native forecast for the Austin space shortly with the free FOX 7 WAPP. The design offers you radar, hourly, and 7-day climate data simply by scrolling. Our climate alerts will warn you early and show you how to keep secure throughout storms. 

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