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Lightning | Day 3 - Lightning Safety

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:25 AM

Did you know lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun? That is 49,703.65! 

How Does Lightning Form

Lightning forms when the positive charges of a cloud meets the negative charges on the ground. This completes an electrical circut and BOOM! A lightning strike is formed.


Thunder is the after product of lighting. A lightning strike happens so quickly and its so hot, the air expands causing a massive explosion we hear as thunder. You can actually tell how far a thunderstorm is by counting between the lightning strike and the clap of thunder.

What To Do When a Lightning Storm Happens

We recommend that you go inside and what ever you do, do not go outside. WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS! If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Also, it is a good idea to unplug any electronics such as computers, TVs, and stereos, which could be damaged because of lightning. Althouse Sound has seen lightning damage sound systems on multiple occations.

Just remember, WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS and stay safe this severe weather season!

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