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> Ever Been Struck by Lightning?
Have You Ever Been Struck by Lightning?
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post Oct 23 2004, 04:16 PM
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I would imagine, due to odds, most people reading this forum have not actually been struck by lightning. I don't mean nearby, I mean it has actually hit you (or your vehicle).

I do know of at least one WeatherMatrix Member who has been close or struck mutliple times - Thomas Giella... Click here to read one of his reports from 2001. :shock:

The following info was culled from news sources:

Roy Sullivan, a Virginia park ranger, survived seven lightning strikes, making him the world record holder. Experts say the odds of being struck by lightning twice in a lifetime are roughly one in 9,000,000.

According to Storm Data, a National Weather Service publication, your odds of being struck by lightning once in an 80-year lifetime are about one in 3,000.

(You might have seen odds like one in 650,000. Those are roughly the odds of being struck in a given year.)


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post Oct 23 2004, 06:48 PM
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Thankfully I have not had that pleasure.


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