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    Global Warming Will Cause 50% More Lightning Strikes by 2100
    In another blow to climate change deniers, Science Magazine, forecasts that based on current climate trends lightning strikes in the United States will increase 12% per degree Celsius of global warming. This means an increase of lightning strikes...
  • Lightning prone areas bring danger to electronics
    Protecting your home electronics from power surges
    What is a power surge? Changes in voltage can happen from fluctuations in the power coming into your home. If the voltage increases significantly above the normal rated level for at least 3 nanoseconds, you have a power surge.What causes power...
  • Almanac
    Shipwrecks, severe storms and horses killed by lightning
    Shipwrecks, severe storms and horses killed by lightning top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on September 19...
  • Miller-Urey experiment (1953).
    Electricity proven to be the spark that began life on Earth
    Electric current from lightning has been proposed as the initiator of chemical reactions that produced the first amino acids on Earth and eventually life as we know it. The Miller–Urey experiment established the precedent in 1953 but the...
  • Almanac
    Forest fires, record temperatures, lightning and a shipwreck
    Forest fires, record temperatures, lightning and a shipwreck top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on September 6.1881 – Forest fires in...
  • Almanac
    Earliest freeze, U of M football game ends early, and lightning injuries
    Earliest freeze, University of Michigan football game ends early, lightning injuries and shipwrecks top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC)archives here...
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    We could see severe weather for Labor Day 2014
    Labor Day weather for Grand Rapids has ranged sunny to soggy over the years.Here’s a brief history of the day courtesy of the Grand Rapids National Weather Service.“Labor Day was first celebrated by the Central Labor Union in New York...
  • Panama City Beach PD
    K-9 officer Argo struck and killed by lightning
    The Panama City Beach Police Department in Florida lost one of the K-9 officers, most likely due to being hit by lightning on Sunday night, according to ABC News on Tuesday. The dog, named Argo, was found lifeless in his kennel on Sunday evening...
  • Nearby thunderstorm versus beach-goers
    Beach lightning detection systems are NOT the answer!
    WEATHERTORIAL: The following opinions are mine alone. This weathertorial has been shared with local governmental officials in the Naples to Cape Coral area.On July 22, 2014, lightning claimed one life and injured two on a Fort Myers, FL beach....
  • Almanac
    Record rain, record temperatures and a “floating bagnio”
    Record rain, record temperatures and a “floating bagnio” top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on August 14.1869 - The wood schooner...
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    San Diego treated to rare July thunderstorms
    San Diegans got a surprise over the last few days with rain showers, thunder, and even lightning. On Friday, July 25th, many people living just east of San Diego experienced loud thunder and scattered showers. On Sunday, July 27th, a large portion...
  • Venice Beach, Catalina Island struck by lightning; 14 struck, 1 dead
    Venice Beach, Catalina Island struck by lightning; 14 struck, 1 dead
    At around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, a rare summer lightning storm shot a bolt of lightning that hit the water off the coast of Southern California at Venice Beach and Catalina Island, striking 14 people, killing one and leaving another in...
  • Almanac
    Tornadoes, lightning, a shipwreck, and record heat
    Tornadoes, lightning, a shipwreck, and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on July 27.1884 - The steamer, steel, passenger/package...
  • Almanac
    Heavy rain, large hail, record heat, and a drowning
    Heavy rain, large hail, record heat, and a drowning top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on July 21.1909 - 6.72 inches of rain fell in Ironwood with...
  • Almanac
    Lightning, tornadoes, a cold summer, and wind damage
    Lightning, tornadoes, a cold summer, and wind damage top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on July 14.1901 - The high temperature was 103° in...