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21 epic moments from the awe-inspiring Vancouver thunderstorm (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Is there such a thing as too many storm photos?
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Metro Vancouver residents took to social media on May 18, 2021, to share videos and photos of a thunderstorm with lightning strikes in the region.

Did you spot any lightning in Vancouver last night? 

While you might not have watched the tempestuous display unfold, you most likely heard it. 

Thunder bellowed across the Lower Mainland for over half-an-hour late Monday (May 17) night that was accompanied by electric flashes of light. At times the light was so intense that it made the inky night sky look as bright as mid-afternoon. 

Metro Vancouverites took to social media to share videos and photos of the storm, with many of them commenting that they'd never seen one like it in the area. 

For some, the storm was a welcome respite from a year that left so much to be desired. Don Falconer commented: "That was the most fun I’ve had since March 2020."

Have a look at some of the most thrilling moments from last night's thunderstorm. 

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