Bolt from the blue: Seattle man says lightning jolt was 'amazing'
A man was struck by lightning during a morning thunderstorm that rolled through Seattle on Saturday, and he caught the entire thing on camera.Robb Montejano was outside walking across a field and saw lightning, so he decided to record the storm with his camera phone. The sky was blue but a storm was forming."It was just on the off chance that I can catch the lightning on film," Montejano told Fox 25 affiliate KOMO.In less than a minute after pressing record, Montejano saw more lightning and felt a jolt."I just felt this surge of electricity go 'boom' through my body," he said. "The electricity flowing through my body. I can't describe it. It was amazing."Firefighters responded to the emergency call and say Montejano is doing fine, and was just a little shaken up.According to NOAA, it's called a 'bolt from the blue' and it typically comes out of the back side of the thunderstorm, travels a large distance in clear air, and then angles down and strikes.
Watch the video above (note: there is some salty language at the end of it).