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2014-06-25 23:05:50

Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and Amica Insurance has answers to common lightning questions. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there are approximately 50 deaths a year from lightning strikes. Amica is sharing information from the NWS to help promote safety during lightning storms: Q: Is heat lightning...

2014-05-28 23:00:30

Children are all invited to witness a battle between two great powers in the sky in order to find out who beats who. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Middle school teacher, poet and now a published author, Mary E. Evans shares a playful picture book that will entertain children of all ages. Readers are invited to witness the biggest event in the sky as Thunder and Lightning battle it out to determine who beats who. What happens when one brings to life a huge acoustic sound wave and a...

Lightning Safety Awareness Week
2012-06-26 06:33:07

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly The week of June 24-June 30 is noted as “Lightning Safety Week”. So what are some things that you can do when you hear the first crackle of thunder? One of the first things to do is take cover inside a shelter such as a house, garage or even patio. The next thing you can do to help prevent injury is not run for cover under a tree or object outside that can easily be attracted to lightning. A third thing is try to avoid using appliances and...

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2012-04-23 03:00:24

Red Orbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly In this lesson we will look at different components of a thunderstorm. The first is the thunder which is the audio shockwave that is released just after a flash of lightning occurs. There is a rule of thumb that if you count the seconds after a flash of lightning to the sound of thunder you can determine how far away the thunderstorm is. For example if you count 5 seconds after a flash of lighting to the sound of thunder this would tell you the...

2012-02-10 22:15:00

New York Football Giants, Crimson Tide, Bison leverage XOS video technology for success Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 XOS Digital, Inc., a global provider of sports video technology, today announced a technology correlation among three of its national championship football partners, which the teams attribute as a shared game-prep success factor. The New York Football Giants, the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the North Dakota State Bison all “live” in the XOS...

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2011-06-23 08:28:45

June is Lightning Safety Awareness Month. Lightning is the number two killer of severe weather. Flooding is number one. A lot of people think if it is sunny or maybe just a few clouds around and you hear thunder, it is okay to stay outside until you actually see the lightning. That is not true. If you hear thunder when you are outside, that means that lightning is close enough to strike you! On Thursday, June 23, from 7-8 p.m. EDT, Dr. Richard Blakeslee, atmospheric research scientist at...

2011-06-06 12:45:00

NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With their worldwide appeal, Celtic Thunder is at the forefront of developing and showcasing the new talent coming out of Ireland and Scotland. The youngest member of Celtic Thunder, Damian McGinty has been selected as one of the Top 12 contenders out of 40,000 hopefuls who competed for a coveted spot on "The Glee Project." The winner of the show will be cast in a seven-episode guest role in season three of hit show "Glee" on Fox. "The Glee Project"...

2009-08-03 13:17:58

A 38-year-old bricklayer in the British town of Kettering says he is lucky to have survived being struck by lightning while walking his dogs. The Daily Mail Monday said Brad Gifford was hit by a 300,000-volt bolt of lightning while attempting to seek shelter from a thunderstorm by ducking under a tree. Gifford suffered burns to 11 percent of his body and both of his eardrums were burst. Nonetheless, he expressed relief at having survived the potentially deadly lightning strike, the newspaper...

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2009-06-18 21:20:00

Most people know to unplug computers to prevent lightning damage but some are injured by lightning using hardwired video games, a U.S. researcher says. Dr. Mary Ann Cooper, director of the lightning injury research program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, notes an increasing number of people injured indoors using Play Stations and other such video games. Cell phones, iPods and other wireless devices do not attract lightning but they may distract people from paying attention to the...


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2009-07-21 16:27:18

Heat Lightning is actually faint flashes of lightning reflecting outward from distant thunderstorms. These flashes usually do not produce thunder as the storm is sometimes too far away to be heard. The term heat lightning got its name because it often occurs on hot summer nights and does not produce audible thunder. One reason heat lightning can be seen so far away is due to the reflection of the light bouncing off water particles in moist, humid air and as light is scattered throughout the...

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