Why's lightning so rare in L.A.?

A time exposure photo of the lightning storm provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department  (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
A time exposure photo of the lightning storm provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
Mike Eliason/AP

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Last night, residents of Ventura and Los Angeles counties got to experience their first thunderstorm in quite a while. If it's been raining so much, why haven't they come around more often?