Sunday, August 17, 2008

Storm

They are predicting that we're going to get it again this evening thru tomorrow. 

 

From those that know about this stuff;

 


The flash of a lightning strike and resulting thunder occur at roughly the same time. But light travels at 186,000 miles in a second, almost a million times the speed of sound. Sound travels at the slower speed of one-fifth of a mile in the same time. So the flash of lightning is seen before thunder is heard. By counting the seconds between the flash and the thunder and dividing by 5, you can estimate your distance from the strike (in miles).

 

ASTRAPHOBIA~the fear of thunder & lightning

 

To all my JLand friends in Florida~we're thinking about you as "Fay" approaches.  Be safe~don't take any chances!   

 

17 comments:

robinngabster said...

Well Mother Nature is just whopping it up all over isn't she!  :)

jimsulliv3 said...

Were on the two extremes of the country and they're attacking from all sides. It's part of the Russian-Georgian war ploy to stop the AREA 51 defencse of Georgia.

Jimmy

lv2trnscrb said...

stay safe, Linda!!! worried about our dear Robin in Florida; hoping Fay doesn't have a lot of "punch" in her

betty

preciousone25 said...

Interesting to know this.  My mom has Astraphobia.... the big baby!!!  Just kidding!!!  LOL!!!!

Joann

sdoscher458 said...

Lol..I agree with what Jimmy said. But seriously stay safe I know that storms up there can be really bad too. I've lived through a few N'or easters on the east coast and they could hold their own with a hurricane. We are battening down the hatches and hanging low for a while...be safe...love, Sandi

sunnyside46 said...

I love storms
We sit on the Porch behind our curtain of shiny green leaves and
watch the fireworks
Marti

fasttrack58 said...

I'm glad Martha is keeping an eye on Robin......
You be safe too!!
Linda in very dry Ca..... :)

kamdghwmw said...

I miss thunder storms. That is something that we do not get a lot of here in southern California.
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

jjdolfin9 said...

That's interesting.   I always thought the seconds represented miles and did not divide by 5.  I will remember that one.
Hugs, Joyce

dbdacoba said...

As a Northeasterner, thunder and lightening country, I always count the times between them especially when they are up high.  It tells me how close to the ground they are.              DB

rbrown6172 said...

thats what our dogs have...astraphobia.  i learned a new word, thanks!  :)  yes...i'm hoping it doesn't get too bad in florida, but i'm sure hoping we get some rain from fay.
gina

domsmom27 said...

What is going on?  We have had (one the news) quite a few instances of people getting struck by lightning. Those instances were always few and far between but not anymore.                     Marlene
     http://journals.aol.com/domsmom27/one-day-at-a-time

gitterdunna said...

Hi Linda. It is about 78*/79* here and very cloudy, misty and distant thunder but haven't seen the lightening. I hate it!! I've had so many things struck by lightening and there just doesn't seem to be any way to prevent that. I just stay inside with all the blinds closed:) We're supposed to have this most of the week, too:)......alice

carouselqueen70 said...

i am afraid of lightning too

pharmolo said...

We only get thunder in the wintertime

nanmm11 said...

Well you've done your homework on this subject, lol,  You get an "A" for your assingment! lol  thanks for the info I didn't know.
Nancy

fowfies said...

My dog has severe astrophobia then. LOL..hey it was Rain X, duh. lol...that was what the repellant I was talking about was called. Kelly