7 Day Forecast
Electrons begin zigzagging downward, known as a stepped leader.
As the leader nears the ground, it draws a positive charge upward.
As the leader and streams merge, a powerful electric current flows.
The return strike is what we see, traveling at 60-thousand-miles-a-second.
The process may repeat several times along the same path, causing a flicker.
All this takes place in less than one-second.
Thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes. A lot to plan for, so, are you storm ready?
Will my house be a good place to take shelter?
If no, is there a neighbor, friend or family member whose house you can go to?
If not, is there a nearby shelter that’s open?
If the answer to any of these is yes, then you’re storm ready.