#Lightning Strikes

Nomad Lightning strikes on Eglin

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The 33rd Fighter Wing‘s Airmen executed Nomad Lightning, a large force employment exercise, May 2-6 on the Eglin Test and Training Range. Nomad Lightning helped prepare the nomads for future missions in the Combat Air Forces by focusing on the tactical and logistical challenges of combat operations, according to the 33rd Fighter Wing.
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Local lightning expert to discuss strikes at home in The Villages

Good News! A record was set last year as only 11 fatalities were recorded in the US breaking the 2017 record low of 16 deaths. Ten of the 11 were male. We have come a long way since the early 1940s where the U.S. typically experienced over 400 fatalities a year. The awareness campaigns of numerous organizations over the years to educate the public about the hazard of lightning is paying off.
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Possible risk for strong storms across Central Florida Sunday evening

May 15, 1:08 p.m. Update: The FOX 35 Storm Team is now tracking a 1/5 "possible" risk for strong to locally severe storms across Central Florida Sunday evening. The sea breeze storms are already getting active this afternoon with showers and a few lightning strikes. By this evening between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., the sea breezes will collide over the center of the Florida peninsula (near Lake County).

These 5 Panthers players could pose trouble for the Lightning

TAMPA — The “Battle of Florida” is on for Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Florida, which won the Presidents’ Trophy with 122 points this season, defeated Washington 4-3 in overtime on Friday, concluding their six-game tilt and earning their first postseason series win since 1996. Tampa Bay defeated Toronto on Saturday, 2-1 in Game 7.

UK weather: Met Office issues thunderstorm warning as heavy rain to lash southern England

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as a thunderstorm is set to hit southern England. According to the Met there is a chance that thunderstorms may cause some flooding and disruption on Sunday night largely across parts of southwestern England.Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services, the Met Office said, adding spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures with a slight chance that power cuts to homes, services and businesses.“Although the locations affected by thunderstorms remains uncertain,...

Special Weather Statement issued for Northern Elko County, Ruby Mountains and East Humboldt Range by NWS

Effective: 2022-05-15 16:59:00 PDT Expires: 2022-05-15 18:00:00 PDT Urgency: Expected Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. A few cloud to ground lightning strikes are occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. Target Area: Northern Elko County; Ruby Mountains and East Humboldt Range; Southwest Elko County A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of central Elko County through 600 PM PDT At 511 PM PDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 9 miles east of Carlin, moving northeast at 20 mph. HAZARD...Winds in excess of 40 mph. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Locations impacted include Elko, Carlin, Lamoille, South Fork, Ryndon, Spring Creek, Adobe Summit and Lamoille Summit. MAX HAIL SIZE...0.00 IN MAX WIND GUST...40 MPH

Weekend is over in a flash! Met Office issues yellow weather warning for thunderstorms from TONIGHT with Britain battered by torrential rain and 'frequent lightning' - before temperatures rise again next week to 25C

A sunshine-filled weekend is going to end on a wet note with showers and a warning of thunderstorms tonight. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for storms covering much of southern England from 8pm onwards, with another warning in place over the same area tomorrow night. Yesterday, Britons...
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Lightning Strikes Iconic Disney World Ride, Astounds Guests

Lightning has struck the iconic Walt Disney World Resort ride and landmark, Spaceship Earth, during an Orlando thunderstorm. Wow! Lightning strikes spaceship earth during Kristen & Adam’s live stream on Streaming The Magic #disneyparks #spaceshipearth #lightningbolt #Epcot. Commenters on Twitter weighed in with shocked emojis. Meanwhile, on Facebook, the...

Wildfire in Pigeon River State Forest 60% contained

MONTMORENCY COUNTY, Mich., -- A wildfire in Montmorency County that started on Friday is now 60% contained, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The DNR confirmed a lightning strike was the cause of Friday's Blue Lakes fire, likely from a thunderstorm on May 11, two days before the fire was first reported.