There was a hellish storm in Tucson. I finished my class and quickly toted the computer and briefcase to the car, all the while recalling Tucson's reputation as one of the major areas for lightning strikes.
I went to school down there and grew to enjoy the lightning storms. You'd see the big suckers rolling up from Mexico. Glorious to watch. Of course, the water overwhelmed many of the city's intersections so the best place to be was on a porch with a view.
A sample of Tucson's lightning activity can be seen here and here.