Lightning Master Technology
Mar11

Lightning Master Technology

A Lightning Strike begins with the formation of stepped-leaders extending downward from the storm cloud in jumps of approximately 150′. When the stepped leaders reach to within about 500′ of the surface of the earth, their electrical attraction pulls streamers of ground charge off various structures and objects on the surface.Whichever streamer reaches a stepped-leader first completes the lightning strike to the structure...

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Tornado Terminology: What Is A Tornado Emergency?
Jun25

Tornado Terminology: What Is A Tornado Emergency?

After the devastation in Pilger, Nebraska yesterday, WeatherNationTV Chief Meteorologist Paul Douglas thinks it might be a good time to go over the difference between a Tornado Watch, Tornado Warning, or the worst case scenario, a Tornado...

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Lightning Safety: Know the Facts
Jun23

Lightning Safety: Know the Facts

Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 22-28, 2014! Learn what to do to stay safer this week and every week. Know Before with WeatherBug!

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Pedaling to Safety
Jun16

Pedaling to Safety

Last night’s storms may have damaged your property, destroyed your car, or took out your power, but for two bicyclists making their way across the country, it came close to taking their lives. But as News 5’s Kelly Baumgarten explains, thanks to one local family the boys are on the road again Sam and Chris were pedaling their way across the country, until their ride was interrupted. “We were rolling through just...

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Tips to stay safe during a thunderstorm
May05

Tips to stay safe during a thunderstorm

Chief Meteorologist Joe Calhoun continues News 8’s Severe Weather Week coverage.

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