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Old 03-03-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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incredible and frightening.

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Old 03-09-2017, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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No idea. One fell over, and the other one cost a lot of money to cut down.
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:55 AM
 
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That tree is now toast.
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:20 PM
 
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weird that lightning struck so low on the trunk rather than up in the branches.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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weird that lightning struck so low on the trunk rather than up in the branches.
I see scars up higher where the lightening struck and then traveled down to where the fire is. Maybe the tree was damaged and weaker where the fire started?
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:33 PM
 
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nokudzo this is the 2nd thread I've read of yours about lightening.
A fascination of yours
I love storms..and watching them roll in.

That was neat what it did to the tree.

I was in Myrtle Beach during a storm.
Parked car and we got out. As soon as we got out. Bam!
Flash and loud clap together in unison. The lightening was so close we all tasted metal in our mouth.
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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nokudzo this is the 2nd thread I've read of yours about lightening.
A fascination of yours

I love storms..and watching them roll in.

That was neat what it did to the tree.

I was in Myrtle Beach during a storm.
Parked car and we got out. As soon as we got out. Bam!
Flash and loud clap together in unison. The lightening was so close we all tasted metal in our mouth.
More fear than fascination!
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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nokudzo this is the 2nd thread I've read of yours about lightening.
A fascination of yours
I love storms..and watching them roll in.

That was neat what it did to the tree.

I was in Myrtle Beach during a storm.
Parked car and we got out. As soon as we got out. Bam!
Flash and loud clap together in unison. The lightening was so close we all tasted metal in our mouth.
Wow, that is wild.

I also love storms

The closest I ever got to being hit by lightening (close enough!) was when I was across the street from a large poplar tree that got hit. I saw the flash, smelled ozone, heard an enormous "boom" then a large limb from the tree fell off, burning and smoking.

We moved away to another state but came back to visit a few months ago. The tree was missing parts of its bark and the neighbor said that it had been hit again with lightning the previous Fall. Must a a lightning rod tree?
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:45 PM
 
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Wow, that is wild.

I also love storms

The closest I ever got to being hit by lightening (close enough!) was when I was across the street from a large poplar tree that got hit. I saw the flash, smelled ozone, heard an enormous "boom" then a large limb from the tree fell off, burning and smoking.

We moved away to another state but came back to visit a few months ago. The tree was missing parts of its bark and the neighbor said that it had been hit again with lightning the previous Fall. Must a a lightning rod tree?
That's interesting when you said you smelled ozone. I have never heard that before.
What does that smell like? Burning, metal, or? That is pretty neat.
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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That's interesting when you said you smelled ozone. I have never heard that before.
What does that smell like? Burning, metal, or? That is pretty neat.

Ozone is a gas with a sharp smell of its own that is unique and unlike any other. It always occurs at locations of lightning strikes. The closest way to describe it is that it smells a little bit similar to chlorine bleach with a metallic odor mixed in. Some people have described it as the smell of electricity, others as similar to the smell of hot metal.


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