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Weather Reminders!

 

Why?  

Someone asked why we had to get the kids off of the field when there was only thunder. 

Please read the information below from NOAA concerning the danger of lightning. 

In addition, we are not permitted to re-enter the field for 30 minutes from the last thunder or lightning. This means every time we see or hear it, the 30 minute clock restarts.

 

►All thunderstorms produce lightning and are dangerous.

In an average year, lightning kills more people in the U.S. than either tornadoes or hurricanes.

Lightning often strikes outside the area of heavy rain and may strike as far as 10 miles from any rainfall. 

Many deaths from lightning occur ahead of storms because people wait too long before seeking shelter, or after storms because people return outside too soon.

►If you hear thunder, you are in danger. 

Anytime thunder is heard, the thunderstorm is close enough to pose an immediate lightning threat to your location.

Lightning leaves many victims with permanent disabilities

While only a small percentage of lightning strike victims die, many survivors must learn to live with very serious, lifelong disabilities.

 

The Weather Channel

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