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Posted: 10/4/2014 9:25:41 AM EST
We have all heard of the term "Bolt out of the Blue" that is Lightening suddenly appearing out of a clear blue sky...many people
just shrug it off as fiction..but it's not...

http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather-extreme-events/bolt-from-the-blue-caught-on-camera-141002.htm
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:27:16 AM EST
uhh... that's not a clear blue sky.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:28:36 AM EST
Hmmm...... looks kinda like a thunderstorm in the backround,,not exactly "out of the blue"
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:33:13 AM EST

Cool.

Here's a picture of the desert.


Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:34:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2014 9:35:49 AM EST by pcsutton]
Here's a photo of the old lady and an me puttin' up our winter supply of lightning.





Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:34:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Smashy:

Cool.

Here's a picture of the desert.


http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100608024535/kailiaukisland/images/8/8a/Jungle1.jpeg
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Can't see it for all the damn brush. I believe you though.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:37:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Smashy:

Cool.

Here's a picture of the desert.


http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100608024535/kailiaukisland/images/8/8a/Jungle1.jpeg
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Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:43:36 AM EST
Looks like the leading edge of a storm... See that in Florida all the time.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:54:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Smashy:

Cool.

Here's a picture of the desert.


http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100608024535/kailiaukisland/images/8/8a/Jungle1.jpeg
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Awesome
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:22:37 AM EST
It happened here in July and ended up killing someone swimming in the ocean near Venice Beach (California). The article's point is, lightning can hit miles away from the thunderhead that is producing it. It may happen to be blue sky near where you are, but the lightning can travel.

Eric

Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:29:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Eric_Mayer:
It happened here in July and ended up killing someone swimming in the ocean near Venice Beach (California). The article's point is, lightning can hit miles away from the thunderhead that is producing it. It may happen to be blue sky near where you are, but the lightning can travel.

Eric

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What? you mean lightning doesn't go straight down?

But my teacher showed us a cartoon and the picture shows it going almost straight down.

I believe my teacher, she would never lie to me. She also tells me global warming will kill everyone too if we don't raise taxes for the government to invent an anti global warming machine.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:33:54 AM EST


I've never heard the term "bolt out of the blue" before.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:35:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2014 10:36:56 AM EST by Frank_B]
I experienced one in Florida back in the '60s, getting out of my car in a parking lot when a bolt hit a metal lamp post about 100' away. It was from a typical mid-afternoon thunderboomer that was approaching about 3-5 miles away, but the sky above me was clear.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 12:24:10 PM EST
UM student was killed a few years ago between classes... Clear sky...
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 12:42:09 PM EST
I think I remember the record for lateral distance of a lethal lightning strike was 7 miles from the storm cloud.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 12:50:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 12:52:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By B_A_USMC:
uhh... that's not a clear blue sky.
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Link Posted: 10/4/2014 12:53:13 PM EST
Water is wet.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 1:05:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Smashy:

Cool.

Here's a picture of the desert.


http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100608024535/kailiaukisland/images/8/8a/Jungle1.jpeg
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hahaha
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 1:14:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 1:24:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By B_A_USMC:
uhh... that's not a clear blue sky.
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Indeed.. you can even see off in the distance to the left a rain wall.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 1:33:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:
We have all heard of the term "Bolt out of the Blue" that is Lightening suddenly appearing out of a clear blue sky...many people
just shrug it off as fiction..but it's not...

http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather-extreme-events/bolt-from-the-blue-caught-on-camera-141002.htm
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The word is "lightning", no "e".
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