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abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light

the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash)

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A foot of snow has about the same influence on lightning strikes as 300 feet of water.
In 2012, NWS has recorded four fatalities from lightning strikes thus far: a 12-year-old Alabama boy who was playing under a tree; a father and son in Louisiana that took refuge under a small metal structure; and a 51-year old man fishing on a lake in Florida.
In 2004, there were 278,000 paid claims for lightning strikes with an average cost of $2,646 per claim, according to III.
Once lightning strikes, it can spread and strike other objects, including people, up to 60 feet away from the initial point of contact.
1) We welcome the opportunity to address his suggestion that all lightning strike victims be admitted to the hospital.
The lightning strikes were hurting our availability, productivity, and the bottom line," he says.
said the nuclear power plant in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture automatically shut down Tuesday owing to a lightning strike on a main power line.
The last time a lightning strike caused a shutdown at the plant was in 1983.
With user configurable settings, the app pushes alerts displaying the street-level location of the latest lightning strike compared to the user's exact location, or can remain on standby in the background.
Air accident investigators also ruled that a lightning strike was a factor in a North Sea helicopter tragedy off the coast of Norwich on July 16, 2002.
Rail travel between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead was also disrupted after a lightning strike hit signalling at Bangor.
A LIGHTNING strike caused delays for hundreds of passengers at Gatwick Airport - with some people having to wait two hours for their bags.
a) Protection of sensitive electronic CNS/ATM facilities from lightning, resulting from a lightning strike to the building or its associated services installations;
A DOZEN sheep were killed by a lightning strike in Calderdale just minutes after the farmer had been feeding them.