Lightning is one of the risks we’re always watching for in the field. A car is a pretty safe place to be when it’s hit by lightning, because the current follows the metal around the car and into the ground. It’s a lot like a Faraday Cage.
Lightning is today’s Severe Weather Awareness topic. Here are some myths about lightning:
The NWS has produced some great graphics about lightning and protecting yourself. I’m going to let those speak for themself.
I did want to let one slide stand alone because it reflects a change in the advice for lightning safety outdoors, and it seems a lot of our youth softball & baseball leagues, soccer leagues, and other organized spring recreational activity sponsors don’t take enough heed.
If you can hear thunder you can be hit by lightning. I feel strongly that those responsible for our children need to stop games/meets at the sound of thunder.
Have a fantastic Thursday! It should be pretty today across the state.