Summer thunderstorms in Daytona Beach, Florida, are a regular thing. These majestic natural phenomena impress with their power and magnificence. They are both frightening and awe-inspiring. I enjoy watching thunderstorms, but only when I’m sitting at home under a blanket, with a cup of hot coco. That’s why I would never get an incredible footage like this one. The guy has been filming the 2015 thunderstorm, when all of a sudden, he captured something amazing on camera. Do you think Poseidon got mad at one particular fish? Please, SHARE.
Thunderstorm is one of the wonders of nature. During the storm, an imbalance between storm clouds and the ground is created by colliding particles of rain, ice, or snow inside storm clouds, which negatively charge the lower levels of storm clouds. Objects on the ground, on the other hand, become positively charged. By passing current between the two charges, nature tries to fix the imbalance.
Lightning is not only spectacular, but also dangerous. It is extremely hot, it can heat the air around it to temperatures five times hotter than the sun’s surface. This extreme heat causes surrounding air to rapidly expand and vibrate, which creates the thunder that follows a lightning flash. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity. About 2,000 people are killed worldwide by lightning each year. However 9 of every 10 victims of lightning strike survive, but suffer from a variety of lasting symptoms, including memory loss, dizziness, weakness, numbness, etc. Strikes can cause cardiac arrest and severe burns. Don’t ever try to hide under a tree during a thunderstorm. If a lightning strikes the tree, will vaporize the water inside of it, creating steam that may blow the tree apart. Cars are the best shelters. Tires conduct current, as do metal frames that carry a charge harmlessly to the ground.
Your odds of being struck by lightning this year are 1 in 960,000. In your lifetime those odds drop to about 1 in 12,000. Your odds of being struck by lightning twice in your lifetime are 1 in 9 million.