Watch a Tree Get Trimmed by Lightning

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      Snort McDork
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      @ about 3:20

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like birdy num-nums"

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      Hobbit709
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      The one where the water explodes is not lightning. It’s faked

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

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      jwirr
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      Two nights ago we had a full night of lightning and thunder. Most of it was pretty and interesting but one huge bolt must have hit somewhere near our house that has three huge pine trees behind it with our electrical wires running through one of them. The ceiling light in my bedroom has not been working for over a year but because it had bulbs I had never seen before I bought lamps and did not replace the bulb in the ceiling fixture. Well when the lightning hit that ceiling light came on and stayed on for about 3 minutes. I was afraid to go back to sleep in case of fire. However it did not come back on and no fire.

      jwirr

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      Populist Prole
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      My backyard, right outside of my bedroom window,20 feet from the house. I was working the night shift and still sleeping a few minutes before sunset, when BAM! It sounded like two cars colliding at a closing rate of 80 mph.

      Startled ( ya think? ) I ran through the house to be relieved that A, it wasn’t on fire, and B, I didn’t see daylight through the ceilings. Outside the yard was littered with varying sizes of wood confetti. The trunks of two trees about a dozen feet apart, and elm ( which I liked ) and a sweet gum ( which I disliked ) were nearly devoid of bark, with a long eight inch deep furrow in the drought-ish hard packed clay-soiled ground leading away from them.

      A neighbor witnessed the whole thing as he was pulling into his driveway. He told me it was a good thing I didn’t see what it looked like when the bolt hit because if I did I’d be horrified beyond belief and said it was such a big ball of flame he couldn’t believe that not only my house didn’t catch fire, but the one right next to it.

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      Bluesuedeshoes
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      For every 1C of Global Warming lightning strikes will increase by about 12%.

      Greg Lapalina

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      Snort McDork
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      ……and lightning hit the tower behind the studio (about 30 yards). I was outside previously and knew a storm was coming, but I did not think we would get knocked off the air from a lightning strike. That boom really scared the shite out of me. The transmitter inside the studio made a really freaky noise after the bolt hit. Thinking more about it now, I wonder if a certain member here that throws around lightning bolts had anything to do with it?

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