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Old 09-13-2007, 12:37 AM
 
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My AC unit took a hit yesterday.... KaBoom... no more AC.

Anyone else ever lose some equipment/electronics from Lightning in Florida?
How about dealing with insurance companies?

Oh well.... new unit going in soon........darn!
I LIVE IN OCALA..WHICH IS ACTUALLY KNOWN AS THE LIGHTENING CAPITAL...TODAY THE WAS A GREAT BIG "BOOM" BANG" AFTER A FLASH OF LIGHTENING..AND ALL MY ELECTRICS WENT OFF..LUCKILY THEY ALL CAME BACK ON..SO THANK GOD I DIDNT LOSE ANY EQUIPMENT..BEST TO GET A SURGER
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:07 AM
 
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Default NOAA links for lightning data

Lightning Climatology Figures List (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/warm.html - broken link)

This is just for the summer months... historical lightning data
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:41 AM
 
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Default Big storm last night

I JUST moved down here from Ohio last Wednesday - could not believe the lightning with a storm last night in the Mulberry/Lakeland area - BIG BOLTS!!! Is this a normal occurrence for the area? Someone told us there a lot of storms in this area - true? Is there a specific "stormy" season?
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:56 AM
 
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I JUST moved down here from Ohio last Wednesday - could not believe the lightning with a storm last night in the Mulberry/Lakeland area - BIG BOLTS!!! Is this a normal occurrence for the area? Someone told us there a lot of storms in this area - true? Is there a specific "stormy" season?
The Tampa Bay area is the lightning capital of the US (Lakeland area included). It used to be that the thunderstorms could be timed everyday from the end of May thru September. They would roll in around 2pm and roll out by 6pm. That's not the case anymore. The thunderstorms are much more unpredictable the last couple of years. Can't tell when and where they are going to pop up. Unfortunately, every year there are people killed by lightening strikes. Dangerous frequent lightening is just a fact of life in Florida.
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