This morning, Joe Dredge and I were discussing the storms we all we through over the weekend, including the huge winds, rain, and the massive amount of lightning. We talked about trees being down, power lines being severed, etc., when a listener rang in with his up close and personal encounter with high voltage from the skies over the weekend.
Tim Peake is a British astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and he took a little time on Tuesday of this week to blow us all away with a time-lapse video of lightning striking our planet.
With all the rain and thunderstorm activity we had over the weekend continuing into the week, our chances of seeing some really cool lightning activity are pretty good. Of course, by really cool, I mean off in the distance, nowhere near human beings, and with no ensuing power loss...
This is Lightning Awareness Week in Illinois so it's appropriate that I found this incredible video.
Watch as a lightning bolt narrowly missed a group of campers in Yellowstone National Park. It happened earlier this month during a hailstorm...
With the number of strong thunderstorms moving through our area in the past week it seems like a wholly appropriate time for Lightning Safety Awareness Week. And would you look at that -- here it is!
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the National Weather Service and local emergency management agencies are joining forces to promote lightning safety during Lightning Safety Awareness Week, ta