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RE: Lightning Video
Original poster: <davep@xxxxxxxx>
> Years ago, when I was insulating homes , in Estes Park , Colorado ,
> there was a bad azz storm. I was in the house working. Its Been so long
> now, but there was a pipe , or wire comming up from the ground , I saw
> a spark come out of it , then BOOM !!!!, the thunder
> came,...man, did that hit close , glad I was inside ,.....scarry..:-)
There is a videeo, not, i think the one discussed,
shot by a 'storm chaser'. His video camera was on a tripod,
shooting him, taliking of the storm, with bolts in distance.
Off to one side a streamer was forming off the top of a spare
Every expert advice i have seen is that inside a (conventional,
metal) car is safest place. The tires are irrelavant:
1) The stroke, if coming travelled a mile or so.
6" or so of rubber is a 'don't care'.
2) The safety comes from being INSIDE a pretty good (at those
freqs) Faraday cage: the current & voltage stay outside.
There is a lighting group on yahoo.... largely storm chasers)