North Pole recently struck by lightning 4 dozen times

Hope Santa and his wife ran for cover because the North Poll was recently struck by lightning a whopping 48 times. Which apparently is quite rare for the region.

A number of lightning strikes were recorded Saturday evening (Aug. 10th) within 300 miles of the North Pole. The lightning strikes occurred near 85°N and 126°E. This lightning was detected by Vaisala’s GLD lightning detection network. #akwx

— NWS Fairbanks (@NWSFairbanks) August 11, 2019