It's been years since I experienced a half-decent thunderstorm (you just don't get much of them in Vancouver), so last night was a real treat. For about 2 hours we had storm cells move through, all with their associated gust fronts, rain squalls, and lightening shows. I was in the tent so got the full experience. Being snug in a tent, knowing you're nice and dry, while it rages just on the other side of the nylon, is a pretty cool experience!
This morning heard there were tonnes of new fires started up by the strikes from last night. Fortunately none of them are close, and so far the winds are keeping the smoke away from Sun Valley.