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From: Thomas Giella KN4LF [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 11:12 AM
To: Thomas Giella KN4LF; Lori Giella
Subject: Florida Ground To Ground Lightning Strike
Florida is the lightning capital of the U.S. with the highest annual number
of lightning related injuries and deaths. There are many types of lightning
discharges but cloud to ground (positive) and ground to cloud (negative)
discharges do the most damage.
In June 2006 a Skywarn observer took a photograph of a lightning discharge
on Sugarloaf Mountain (elevation 312 feet) in Lake County Florida. The
photograph reveals the first "documented" ground to ground lightning strike.
I have heard of lightning striking the sides of buildings rather then the
roof, chimney or attached TV antenna and now I know how that has happened.
The unusual lightning bolt is probably related to global warming.
Thomas F. Giella, KN4LF
Retired Meteorologist & Space Plasma Physicist
Lakeland, FL, USA
NWS Tampa Bay, FL SKYWARN Observer #POL-10A
Lakeland, FL Daily Climatological Weather Data Archive:
Florida/US Raw Weather Forecasting Resource Links:
Florida Daily Weather Discussion Blog: http://www.kn4lf.com/flwx1.htm
Man Induced Climate Change Refuted:
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