I slept through the remainder of the storm, and this afternoon was once again bright and hot but partly cloudy, the silvery puffs gracing many parts of the sky in all directions. I don't know how many new fires might result from this latest storm, but news reports count at least twenty, and lightning fires in isolated areas often smolder a few days before becoming large enough to be noticed. One immediate result of this storm was that the firefighters working on the fire east of the middle fork of the Feather River, a dozen or so miles from here, had to withdraw while the lightning persisted, and while they were gone the fire more than doubled in acreage consumed, and went from 30% containment down to 20%. Rats!
Spent quite a while poking the Internets to indulge my curiosity, aroused by jonathangarrett's post about Susie Q. I find it hard to resist such puzzles.