Distant Thunder and Lightning … No Need to Worry?
Just because there is some lightning and perhaps thunder you hear in the distance, you better seriously consider going QRT and securing your equipment. Also the following is a reminder to consider lightning protection if you don’t already have it:
Shocking: World record 199-mile-long lightning bolt reported
Talk about some shocking news from the sky!
Scientists identified all-time world records for both the longest lightning bolt — nearly 200 miles — and the world’s longest-duration lightning flash — over 7 seconds — according to a report released Thursday.
Both records were certified by the World Meteorological Organization, which is in charge of documenting such things.