The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado did indeed touch down in Bakersfield for the first time since 1999. Weather experts say that even though tornadoes are unusual in the area, they aren’t unheard of. Luckily, the twister didn’t cause any damage. It just made for an incredible sight.
Another incredible sight was tweeted by the U.S. Department of Interior. They tweeted a photo of a lightning strike at the Grand Canyon. The photo was actually taken last year near the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The picture barely surfaced after the photographer, Travis Roe, submitted it as part of the ‘2012 Share the Experience’ photo contest.