Monday, June 27, 2011

NWS Launches New Lightning Safety Program

(Courtesy NOAA)
"When thunder roars, go indoors!" is the slogan of a new lightning awareness and safety program launched by the National Weather Service. The community-based program is aimed at increasing awareness of lightning dangers out of doors, and will provide signs and other educational materials that communities can post or distribute. (For a first-hand report on a too-close-for-comfort outdoor lightning encounter, see KB1OGL's article, "A Striking Story," in the August issue of CQ.)