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Strong Thunderstorm Warning In Orange County

"Frequent, dangerous lightning" possible in Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita.

Hear that thunder?

The National Weather Service issued a significant weather advisory Monday afternoon as a thunderstorm appeared 7 miles east of Mission Viejo.

The storm is moving southwest at 5 MPH, says the NWS.

Affected areas include Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Hills, Trabuco Highlands, Portola Hills and Coto de Caza.

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Winds of up to 50 MPH are expected, according to the NWS.

Lake Forest residents reported hearing thunder in town shortly after 3 p.m.

Kathi September 11, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Interesting but not very timely email notification of the "breaking news" for yesterday. Saw it & was wondering if it applied to today. Sure looks like rain out there w the weird monsoonal weather.
Eric Bergstrom September 11, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Dear Summer, Thanks for all the good times this year. I can't believe you just up and walked out on me without saying goodbye. But it's not the first time. I will miss you and I will still welcome you wirh open arms next year.
Peter Schelden September 11, 2012 at 08:32 PM
That's odd, Kathy. I never put out a breaking news alert on this item. Can you forward a copy of that e-mail to me please? peter.schelden@patch.com
Peter Schelden September 11, 2012 at 08:32 PM
That's great Eric! Say, do you want to start a blog?
Eric Bergstrom September 11, 2012 at 09:57 PM
:-)

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