GOLD CANYON, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- A woman in Arizona said her mother was opening up a Mother's Day present when she almost got struck by lightning.
FOX 10 received the video from a Facebook user by the name Ali Marie. Marie said the video was taken in the Gold Canyon area on Mother's Day. In the video, Marie's mother was seen opening her gift in an area right outside of her home when lightning struck someone off camera, followed by a loud thunderclap. According to Marie, the lightning struck a power line behind the family's yard.
Gold Canyon is an area located east of Apache Junction. According to tweets made by the National Weather Service's Phoenix Office on its verified Twitter account on Sunday, showers and thunderstorms that developed along the Mogollon Rim moved into parts of the Valley Sunday afternoon, including the Apache Junction area.
12:25 pm: Showers and thunderstorms that developed along the Mogollon Rim are beginning to move southwest into far NE Maricopa County. Gusty winds, small hail, and occasional lightning will be possible with these storms which may move into the Phoenix metro after 2-2:30 pm. #azwx pic.twitter.com/QLNc0LYyDV— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) May 12, 2019
3:35 pm: Showers and a few thunderstorms are currently moving southwest into parts of the Phoenix metro near Mesa. Gusty winds, small hail, and locally heavy downpours will be possible with these storms. #azwx pic.twitter.com/iVzeSDeCV3— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) May 12, 2019