Developing a plan around dangerous weather and preparing for lightning safety is imperative for youth sports organizers at all levels.
The Dangers of Lightning
At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress across the globe. With them comes lightning, an electric current that most often results from small bits of ice bumping into each other as they move around in a cloud, causing a build-up of electrical charge.
Hi-Res GIS Weather Layers Are Essential to Business and Government
Today’s marriage of advanced weather information and analytics, along with ever-evolving mapping abilities, produces capabilities once unimaginable. It’s now possible—from the comfort and convenience of any computer or smart device—to “see” golf ball-size hail descending upon on a rural intersection, to identify specific geographic areas under the gun for heavy precipitation, or to determine whether
How Safe are Stadiums When Lightning Strikes
Do you think you are safe from lightning when in a stadium? If you are a college football fan, you probably noticed that the game between the University of Oklahoma and Ohio State University was delayed on Saturday, Sept 17. Media may have shown rain falling, but it was actually a lightning delay that caused the
It’s Not Your Rubber Tires That Protect You From Lightning
Many people think that it is the rubber tires that protect them when their car is struck by lightning. In reality, their car is becoming a Faraday cage. What is that and how does it work? Michael Faraday was a British scientist born in 1791. Although not formally educated, he had a strong interest in
The Destructive Power of Lightning
A thunderstorm is brewing. Suddenly there is a flash and bang! Loud thunder rumbles all around you. I hope you were inside, because lightning is extremely dangerous. In the US, lightning strikes about 25 million times a year. At five times hotter than the sun, it can cause a great amount of damage. Around 50 people