As our Aerial Lift Bridge Series continues, so do questions that cross everyone's mind. Ken and I got on the topic of weather when we were in the pilot house and I remembered an instance when I saw the bridge get hit by lightning. We asked, "what happens then?"
With a major thunderstorm rolling through the Northland today, I wanted to make sure I had a good understanding of lightning safety. You hear a lot of different tips about lightning. Some of them are good, some of them aren't. Here are some good facts that you can trust because they come straight from the National Weather Service.
For someone who was at the wrong place at the wrong time, a Florida woman sure found herself at the right place at the right time.
The unidentified woman was struck by lightning while attending a wilderness survival class Wednesday in Charlemont, Massachusetts.
Last weekend, an Emirates Airbus 380 was struck by a jagged bolt of lightning as it began its descent into London's Heathrow Airport. Luckily, none of the passengers aboard were harmed, and the plane made it safely to the ground.
Believe it or not, airplanes generally sustain a couple of lightning strikes per year, and are designed so that their bodies act as a conductor, allowing the lightning to
There was a major thunderstorm that raged through New York City on Tuesday night. The rain came pouring down and the thunder slammed loudly throughout the night.
A lot of dogs were hiding under beds, children were scared, and adults were pretending not to be. The storm was so crazy that New York's most famous landmark, The Empire State Building, was struck by lightning at least three times -- and