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From: (Mary-Frances R. Bartels)
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 14:23:41 MST
On Thu, 10 Apr 1997 15:41:24 +0300 Mihail Mateescu <>
>A personal experience: my wife and myself were hit by a lightning
>strike, in a summer afternoon, when we took shelter under a tree from 
>sudden shower. This was happening in the middle of Bucharest, Capital

   Lightening can also happen during a snowstorm.  I was nearly struck
when hiking a 14,000+ ft mountain.  Thought it was safe at the time.  Boy
was I wrong.  This experience, while it did have a happy ending, was THE
MOST FRIGHTENING one in my entire life.

>this story, some comical and some very sad, which I refrain to tell

   Glad your story, while a lot longer than mine, also turned out fine.
   My point:  Lightening can happen without hearing thunder ahead of time
and without rain.  Beware of snowstorms too.

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