Light up the night

Lighting illuminates the night sky early Thursday morning over the Palouse near Colton. According to the National Weather Service, Whitman County received 47 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes and Garfield County received 184. Some interesting facts about lightning: It takes on a purple hue when there is a high atmospheric humidity and can be hotter than the surface of sun, according to the National Weather Service. Today’s forecast is calling for a high of 100 and possible showers. 

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