CPS Energy: 11,426 lightning strikes recorded in San Antonio over past week

Severe weather resulted in multiple power outages

A lightning strike in San Antonio on May 27, 2020. (Sky12, KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – This week’s storms were electric, according to CPS Energy.

The utility company recorded a total of 11,426 lightning strikes in its service area from May 24 - May 28. The storms lit up the sky for four of the past five nights.

As the graphic shows, the National Weather Service issued 88 severe thunderstorm warnings, 10 tornado warnings and 10 flash flood warnings over the past five days in the area.

One tornado was confirmed in the Wildhorse subdivision on Sunday night.

The most lightning came on Memorial Day, according to CPS Energy data, when nearly 6,000 lightning strikes were recorded.

The weather led to hundreds of weather-related outages, temporarily leaving thousands of residents without power.

Besides the rain and damaging winds, residents also saw hail throughout the week.

Photos: Hail pelts San Antonio as severe storms pass through city

The active rain pattern came to end on Thursday night, and a much more comfortable weekend lies ahead.

About the Authors:

Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.

Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.