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Table 3 Number of lightning strikes by hour and bioregion in California, 1985 through 2000.

From: Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Lightning Strikes in California in Relation to Large-Scale Weather Patterns

Hour North Coast Klamath Mountains Cascade Range Northeast Plateaus Sierra Nevada Central Valley Central Coast South Coast Southeast Deserts Total
0000–0059 174 457 1 054 759 1 752 822 234 999 9 663 15 914
0100–0159 423 416 741 553 1 609 891 350 1 021 8 669 14 673
0200–0259 597 426 573 345 1 642 834 539 1 379 8 630 14 965
0300–0359 523 438 377 406 2 000 1 060 417 1 265 8 086 14 572
0400–0459 552 550 416 238 1 687 941 571 853 6 990 12 798
0500–0559 722 530 527 285 1 885 1 078 701 937 7 030 13 695
0600–0659 836 473 426 296 1 884 1 343 1 287 881 6 717 14 143
0700–0759 659 390 468 295 2 636 1 446 1 196 1 009 7 667 15 766
0800–0859 761 655 504 466 2 571 1 499 1 256 682 5 421 13 815
0900–0959 438 376 595 328 2 299 1 442 993 586 4 625 11 682
1000–1059 239 314 555 428 2 202 1 224 599 1 038 4 622 11 221
1100–1159 297 302 700 908 3 662 723 376 2 429 6 999 16 396
1200–1259 390 763 1 394 1 636 9 403 930 413 5 525 14 803 35 257
1300–1359 697 1 393 2 825 3 879 19 585 1 313 519 8 218 23 984 62 413
1400–1459 1 146 2 961 4 559 6 779 28 992 1 800 749 10 090 38 167 95 243
1500–1559 1 440 4 456 5 684 8 499 32 332 2 088 1 055 8 956 48 825 113 335
1600–1659 1 373 5 343 6 610 9 910 29 577 2 520 1 307 7 398 56 423 120 461
1700–1759 1 093 6 272 7 098 9 730 24 075 2 913 1 350 4 865 54 455 111 851
1800–1859 824 6 265 7 141 8 728 16 766 2 640 1 284 3 361 45 578 92 587
1900–1959 836 5 524 5 408 6 951 9 891 2 431 1 038 2 248 35 753 70 080
2000–2059 552 3 413 4 096 5 604 5 308 2 044 796 1 509 28 653 51 975
2100–2159 352 1 938 3 202 3 033 3 145 1 579 475 1 088 20 885 35 697
2200–2259 363 1 654 2 330 2 029 2 677 822 395 1 148 16 519 27 937
2300–2359 243 878 1 277 1 102 2 697 805 364 880 11 509 19 755
Total 15 530 46 187 58 560 73 187 210 277 3 5 188 18 264 68 365 480 673 1 006 231