Lightning Safety Awareness Week
June 24 - 30, 2007

The Nation will celebrate its 6th annual National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 24-30, 2005.
Lightning Safety Week is held the last full week of June each year.

Image Charles Allison, Oklahoma Lightning
also shown with other lightning photos at Lightning Safety NOAA Photos

The 30-30 Rule:
Use the 30-30 rule where visibility is good and there is nothing obstructing your view of the thunderstorm.
When you see lightning, count the time until you hear thunder. If that time is 30 seconds or less,
the thunderstorm is within 6 miles of you and is dangerous. Seek shelter immediately.
The threat of lightning continues for much longer period than most people realize. Wait at least 30 minutes
after the last clap of thunder before leaving shelter. Don't be fooled by sunshine or blue sky!

Lightning Fact Sheets, Statistics (many links!)
Lightning, Media Resources
Lightning Awareness Materials
Lightning Safety, Outdoors
Lightning Safety, Indoors
Lightning, Medical Aspects
Lightning, Teacher's Resources
Lightning, Survivor's Stories
Lightning Success Stories
NOAA Lightning Myths
Lightning Fatalities, 1940-2002
Lighning Injuries, 1959-1997
Sam's lightning links
Lightning Strike Survivors International
Lightning Injury Research Site
Other Natural Hazards, Tornadoes, Flash Floods, etc.

High Plains Climate Center:  United States Severe Weather Climatology

Click HERE and HERE
Lightning Awareness 
Week, June 20-24, 2007.

Applied Climate Sciences Group
School of Natural Resources
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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