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Issued: 10:17 AM EDT Jun. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Lightning safety awareness week continues - lightning safety
outdoors

The National Weather Service (nws) Boston, MA has declared June
18 through June 22 as lightning safety awareness week. Each day
during the awareness week will feature information about a
different lightning related topic.

Last resort tips for when you are far from a safe place: when you
are going camping, hiking, fishing or taking part in other
activities where you will be far from an enclosed building or
vehicle, you are not safe during a thunderstorm.

If you absolutely cannot get to a safe building or vehicle, you
can slightly lessen the threat of being struck with the following
tips: avoid open fields, the top of a hill or a ridge top. Stay
away from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. If you are
in a Forest, stay near a lower stand of trees. If you are in a
group, spread out to avoid the current traveling between group
members. If you are camping in an open area, set up Camp in a
valley or other low area. Remember, a tent offers no protection
from lightning. Stay away from water, wet items, such as ropes,
and metal objects, such as fences and poles. Water and metal do
not attract lightning but they are excellent conductors of
electricity. The current from a lightning flash will easily travel
for long distances.

But don't kid yourself--you are not safe outside. Know the
weather patterns of the area you plan to visit. For example, in
mountainous areas, thunderstorms typically develop in the early
afternoon, so plan to hike early in the day and be down the
mountain by noon. Listen to the weather forecast for the outdoor
area you plan to visit. The forecast may be very different from
the one near your home. If there is a high chance of
thunderstorms, stay home or near a safe location you can get to
easily.

Be a force of nature. When thunder roars, stay indoors! Find out
tips for safety indoors and outdoors near and far from home at
our website: weather.Gov/lightning

For the latest updates, please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston

You can follow US on facebook at

1017 am EDT Thu Jun 21 2018

... Lightning safety awareness week continues - lightning safety
outdoors

The National Weather Service (nws) Boston, MA has declared June
18 through June 22 as lightning safety awareness week. Each day
during the awareness week will feature information about a
different lightning related topic.

Last resort tips for when you are far from a safe place: when you
are going camping, hiking, fishing or taking part in other
activities where you will be far from an enclosed building or
vehicle, you are not safe during a thunderstorm.

If you absolutely cannot get to a safe building or vehicle, you
can slightly lessen the threat of being struck with the following
tips: avoid open fields, the top of a hill or a ridge top. Stay
away from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. If you are
in a Forest, stay near a lower stand of trees. If you are in a
group, spread out to avoid the current traveling between group
members. If you are camping in an open area, set up Camp in a
valley or other low area. Remember, a tent offers no protection
from lightning. Stay away from water, wet items, such as ropes,
and metal objects, such as fences and poles. Water and metal do
not attract lightning but they are excellent conductors of
electricity. The current from a lightning flash will easily travel
for long distances.

But don't kid yourself--you are not safe outside. Know the
weather patterns of the area you plan to visit. For example, in
mountainous areas, thunderstorms typically develop in the early
afternoon, so plan to hike early in the day and be down the
mountain by noon. Listen to the weather forecast for the outdoor
area you plan to visit. The forecast may be very different from
the one near your home. If there is a high chance of
thunderstorms, stay home or near a safe location you can get to
easily.

Be a force of nature. When thunder roars, stay indoors! Find out
tips for safety indoors and outdoors near and far from home at
our website: weather.Gov/lightning

For the latest updates, please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston

You can follow US on facebook at
www.Facebook.Com/nwsboston

919 am EDT Thu Jun 21 2018

... Lightning safety awareness week continues - lightning safety
outdoors

The National Weather Service (nws) Boston, MA has declared June
18 through June 22 as lightning safety awareness week. Each day
during the awareness week will feature information about a
different lightning related topic.

Last resort tips for when you are far from a safe place:

When you are going camping, hiking, fishing or taking part in
other activities where you will be far from an enclosed building
or vehicle, you are not safe during a thunderstorm. If you
absolutely cannot get to a safe building or vehicle, you can
slightly lessen the threat of being struck with the following
tips:

Avoid open fields, the top of a hill or a ridge top. Stay away
from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. If you are in a
Forest, stay near a lower stand of trees. If you are in a group,
spread out to avoid the electrical current traveling between
group members. If you are camping in an open area, set up Camp in
a valley or other low area. Remember, a tent offers no protection
from lightning. Stay away from water, wet items, such as ropes,
and metal objects, such as fences and poles. Water and metal do
not attract lightning but they are excellent conductors of
electricity. The current from a lightning flash will easily travel
for long distances.

But don't kid yourself--you are not safe outside. Know the weather
patterns of the area you plan to visit. For example, in mountainous
areas, thunderstorms typically develop in the early afternoon, so
plan to hike early in the day and be down the mountain by noon.
Listen to the weather forecast for the outdoor area you plan to
visit. The forecast may be very different from the one near your
home. If there is a high chance of thunderstorms, stay home or
near a safe location you can get to easily.

Be a force of nature. When thunder roars, stay indoors! Find out
tips for safety indoors and outdoors near and far from home at our
website:

Weather.Gov/lightning


For the latest updates, please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston

You can follow US on facebook at

919 am EDT Thu Jun 21 2018

... Lightning safety awareness week continues - lightning safety
outdoors

The National Weather Service (nws) Boston, MA has declared June
18 through June 22 as lightning safety awareness week. Each day
during the awareness week will feature information about a
different lightning related topic.

Last resort tips for when you are far from a safe place:

When you are going camping, hiking, fishing or taking part in
other activities where you will be far from an enclosed building
or vehicle, you are not safe during a thunderstorm. If you
absolutely cannot get to a safe building or vehicle, you can
slightly lessen the threat of being struck with the following
tips:

Avoid open fields, the top of a hill or a ridge top. Stay away
from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. If you are in a
Forest, stay near a lower stand of trees. If you are in a group,
spread out to avoid the electrical current traveling between
group members. If you are camping in an open area, set up Camp in
a valley or other low area. Remember, a tent offers no protection
from lightning. Stay away from water, wet items, such as ropes,
and metal objects, such as fences and poles. Water and metal do
not attract lightning but they are excellent conductors of
electricity. The current from a lightning flash will easily travel
for long distances.

But don't kid yourself--you are not safe outside. Know the weather
patterns of the area you plan to visit. For example, in mountainous
areas, thunderstorms typically develop in the early afternoon, so
plan to hike early in the day and be down the mountain by noon.
Listen to the weather forecast for the outdoor area you plan to
visit. The forecast may be very different from the one near your
home. If there is a high chance of thunderstorms, stay home or
near a safe location you can get to easily.

Be a force of nature. When thunder roars, stay indoors! Find out
tips for safety indoors and outdoors near and far from home at our
website:

Weather.Gov/lightning


For the latest updates, please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston

You can follow US on facebook at
www.Facebook.Com/nwsboston