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Old 09-10-2015, 04:56 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Well here's this question to all the storm chasers out there. Is it really safe to be sitting inside a car when hit by lightning? I've heard somewhere that a man ploughing the fields with his tractor was once hit by lightning (literally out of the blue) but suffered no physical damage, no spasms, no aches, no concussions whatsoever. Yes, his tractor, they say, had its back tires melted and wouldn't start. So, what if I'm inside my car, with the windows rolled up and doors closed and am hit by lightning. Will I be able to survive? Will it cause any damage to my car?
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Old 09-10-2015, 05:10 AM
 
Location: california
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Long as yo are not touching any metal components ,you should be fine . the tires usually insulate one from the ground so the likely hood of being hit is reduced greatly .
Probably because the tractor was tilling the ground made it a good conductor , the farmer is fortunate .
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