Nearby Lightning Strike

WARNING: Turn your volume down.

This morning at 4:03 we had a very close lightning strike. Nothing as dramatic as the exploding tree, but it sure got my attention. All of my wired cameras outside recorded an event. But only 1 captured a little of the actual lightning bolt. Here are a couple views and a still shot of the bolt.

The bolt is the small white line above the back of the trailer at the top left of the frame.

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Has spring sprung? Here in So Cal, weather-wise, intermittent. But.

Fig trees leafing. Insects waking. Mailman whistling. Could be worse. :slight_smile:

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Well, the temps are in the 50s here. But that doesn’t always mean much. The robins are searching for worms and some trees are starting to bud. But, it will be a couple of weeks before things really start hopping.

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mvb:

…I like to stay just off the bleeding edge.

Is this strike about as close as you’ve come? :wink:

Nothing to speak of here so far (I should shut up :zap::frog: :zap: )

Back in the early ‘70s my friend’s house got hit by lightning. Bolt came through the kitchen window and blew a hole in the front of their refrigerator. I saw the aftermath. Fortunately nobody was in the kitchen.

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That is why I keep my :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: in the mini fridge in the garage. I got the mini fridge out of a junk pile in Japan in 1982 and it still makes the beer ice cold. :grin: :grin: :

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R12 refrigerant :rofl: :upside_down_face: :upside_down_face:

Dichlorodifluoromethane

Still have a can (16oz) with a price tag of $1.39

Now it sells for 20 times that

Wiki factoid: Its only allowed usage is as a fire retardant in submarines and aircraft.

Side effect: Cold beer in submarines and aircraft? :thinking:

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Holy crap! Back in early 2000 I was living in Philly and then was outside smoking and a lightning bolt hit a tree very close to Split the tree in half and made my left arm go numb and knocked me off the porch When I was a teenager my friends and I watched a lightning bolt hit a manhole cover in the street and flip it up in the air spinning like a flipped coin.

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You should check this post out. I think you’ll really be able to relate.

DAMN! I’ve caught a couple of those. Pretty cool!