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Old 04-04-2007, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Hi guys;
I was looking at Raleigh weather, like I do everyday, and I see you guys are having storms???? Is that so??? That is one of the things I most look forward to, is the storms you get. I love thunder and lightening, and living in CA my entire life, that is few and far between.

Liz
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Hi guys;
I was looking at Raleigh weather, like I do everyday, and I see you guys are having storms???? Is that so??? That is one of the things I most look forward to, is the storms you get. I love thunder and lightening, and living in CA my entire life, that is few and far between.

Liz
Relatively few -- though my point of comparison is Central Florida, which literally is reputed to be the Lightning Capital of the World. Perhaps once every couple of weeks... at most?... during the summers.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:27 PM
 
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No storms-yet. Sure could use the rain. The wind is picking up a bit. slightly overcast....and gorgeous warm temperatures.

We do get some cracker of storms. And you will know when those are coming as the winds really pick up. Sometimes you do not get too much notice. And ya better turn the porch rockers over and batten down the hatches. And then you monitor the weather and hope nobody says tornado warning.
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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No storms-yet. Sure could use the rain. The wind is picking up a bit. slightly overcast....and gorgeous warm temperatures.

We do get some cracker of storms. And you will know when those are coming as the winds really pick up. Sometimes you do not get too much notice. And ya better turn the porch rockers over and batten down the hatches. And then you monitor the weather and hope nobody says tornado warning.
That doesn't scare me, in invigorates me. I cannot wait. I will be calling everyone during my first storm!!! I will probably want to run around the backyard during the entire thing!!
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Hi guys;
I was looking at Raleigh weather, like I do everyday, and I see you guys are having storms???? Is that so??? That is one of the things I most look forward to, is the storms you get. I love thunder and lightening, and living in CA my entire life, that is few and far between.

Liz
There has been one decent thunder storm in my area in the past three and a half years...I miss them to be hoenst.

You may have more then you are used into CA, but don't expect that big a change.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:08 PM
 
Location: in a house
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....I will probably want to run around the backyard during the entire thing!!
You probably don't want to do that NC ranks either 1st or 2nd in number of people v. lightening strikes.......
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Oxnard, CA on the way to Raleigh NC
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Default Look..

this site is sooo cool and has a map of lightning strikes

http://www.intellicast.com/IcastPage...g&prodnav=none

and maps and top ten states of fatalities from lightning ( and yes NC is #2)

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/ltgcenter/ltg_proj_ltg_stats.html#Top%2010%20States%20with%2 0most (broken link)

Vveerryy iinntteerreessttiinngg,

Char
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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grounding Lizard Lips.. we don't want to lose ya!
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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You probably don't want to do that NC ranks either 1st or 2nd in number of people v. lightening strikes.......
I wonder where all those deaths are happening...something tells me it isn't the Triangle area. NC is a big state...what goes for the Mountains or the Coastal Plains isn't going to always apply in the Peidmont.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:34 PM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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We had a nice one last night you would have enjoyed! According to weather.com it hit sanford and Holly Springs. Our friends in Cary said it missed them. But we had a very noisy hour with some nice bright skies. It makes me not want to put window coverings on my windows! Of course if I did that my neighbors would die of shock!
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