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David Sturzenbecher

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Lightening and cows
« on: May 27, 2016, 09:36:52 pm »

Not in any way audio related, but a good saftey reminder none the less.   This is from about 40 miles from me.

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Re: Lightening and cows
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2016, 10:57:18 pm »

sounds like time for a barbecue..

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Re: Lightening and cows
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 01:39:31 am »

If caught outdoors in a storm away from shelter, I'd imagine the best tactic would be to crouch in a fetal posture with your feet as close together as possible, away from trees. That would reduce voltage gradients across the body.
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Re: Lightning and cows
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 10:58:08 am »

If caught outdoors in a storm away from shelter, I'd imagine the best tactic would be to crouch in a fetal posture with your feet as close together as possible, away from trees. That would reduce voltage gradients across the body.
Best not to be the tallest thing around, or stand under the tallest thing around (especially if metal).

I've been caught in a couple thunderstorms while jogging and I generally play the odds that trees and power poles around me will be better targets than I am, and the sooner I get indoors the better. One time, lightning hit about a half mile away (off to my right) and it was pretty damn loud. I jogged a little faster the rest of the way in.

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PS: I never quite understood people playing golf in thunder storms, that seems to be asking for it. Or fishing out on a lake. I crouch in the fetal position to watch the political nonsense on TV.

[edit] I don't want to downplay the harm that lightning can cause... If you notice a buildup of static charge (like causing your hair to stand up), then maybe hit the ground, and low crawl home. [/edit]
« Last Edit: May 28, 2016, 01:50:23 pm by John Roberts {JR} »
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Re: Lightening and cows
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 11:28:43 am »

sounds like time for a barbecue..

JR
I'm in!
Gonna need a lot of charcoal ;D
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Re: Lightening and cows
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2016, 12:25:16 pm »

I'm in!
Gonna need a lot of charcoal ;D

They may already be overdone.

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Re: Lightning and cows
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2016, 06:54:00 pm »


PS: I never quite understood people playing golf in thunder storms, that seems to be asking for it.

Seems like a nice way to go. Hit a great shot, raise the club in the air and bang!
Just don't want it to happen for quite a few more years.
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Re: Lightening and cows
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2016, 07:08:07 pm »

Probably a more humane end than the alternative quite frankly......

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Re: Lightening and cows
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2016, 08:49:45 am »

Probably a more humane end than the alternative quite frankly......

Most likely.


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Re: Lightning and cows
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2016, 08:50:46 pm »


PS: I never quite understood people playing golf in thunder storms, that seems to be asking for it
That's why my Dad always carried a one iron on the course. With lightening in the area he just took it out and held it straight up over his head. Said "Not even God can hit a one iron"

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