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Table 4 Number of lightning strikes by 600 m elevation zones and bioregion in California, 1985 through 2000.

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

Elevation (m) North Coast Klamath Mountains Cascade Range Northeast Plateaus Sierra Nevada Central Valley Central Coast South Coast Southeast Deserts Total
−86 to −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 739 8 739
0 to 599 5 829 2 353 2 845 0 7 092 32 043 8 697 12 274 100 254 171 387
600 to 1 199 5 698 19 300 9 698 0 17 542 3 095 8 632 20 013 213 966 298 807
1 200 to 1 799 3 231 18 247 28 206 863 41 280 50 934 24 011 97 358 264 844
1 800 to 2 399 772 6 109 17 123 51 527 64 544 0 1 9 012 37 386 154 813
2 400 to 2 999 0 178 543 19 866 48 872 0 0 2 756 18 511 71 789
3 000 to 3 599 0 0 107 929 25 965 0 0 299 3 729 30 102
3 600 to 4 199 0 0 35 2 4 958 0 0 0 720 5 713
4 200 to 4 418 0 0 3 0 24 0 0 0 10 27
Total 15 530 46 187 58 560 73 187 210 277 35 188 18 264 68 365 480 673 1 006 231