It’s National Lightning Safety Awareness Week — be careful out there

Lightning strikeWith summer officially here and the weather turning warmer (two events that do not always march in lockstep here in Washington State), there will be many more opportunities to get outside. Just remember that if you hear thunder, lightning is likely within striking distance. Did you know that lightning threats can extend 10 miles from the storm?

June 22-28 is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week.

Even if it means you have to take a break from playing or working outside, play it safe by remembering this little phrase: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! The National Weather Service advises waiting 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder before going back outside.

Learn more about lightning safety, myths, facts, science and more from the National Weather Service.


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