One of the misconceptions this page tries to clarify is that you don't have to be doing something special... some particular activity... in order to benefit from owning a lightning detector. You'll use it every day especially in the spring and summer. Think about all the times you've made these comments or heard a member of your family say...
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I'm sure you can think of a thousand different statements you've heard around the house. You know a particular activity is dangerous in a lightning storm so you want to get it done before it gets here.
- I think I'll hop in the shower before the storms get here.
- I want to quick give the kids a bath before the storm.
- I want to give Mom a call now before it storms.
- I'm going to quick cut the grass before it storms.
- I'm going to quick run to the grocery store now because it looks like a storm is brewing.
- Maybe we should bring the food inside. It's starting to thunder. (At the family gathering or backyard picnic.)
The problem with all the comments above is that you don't know if the storm is already here. The way people have always determined whether the storm is close by and dangerous is flawed. Most of us have been taught to use the "Flash to Bang Method" to determine how far away the storm... and the danger of lightning... is from us. But when you follow that link you'll find a lot of reasons why the method doesn't work. In fact, most times when you hear thunder for the first time you've already been in danger of getting struck by lightning for 30 minutes or more. The storm is dangerous when it's 8 or even 10 miles away... long before you hear thunder or sometimes even see any flashes of lightning. Think about that the next time you want to just hop in the shower... you know... before the storm gets here. It may already be here!
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|It's sunny with blue skies. You don't hear any thunder. How can there be any danger from lightning? The fact is that without a ThunderBolt you just don't know.
Now think about all the comments you hear said all the time that aren't even storm related...
- I'm taking the kids to the park.
- Dad, I'm riding my bike over to Andy's house.
- Mom, I'm going over to Susan's house.
- I'm going to take Barney for a walk.
- Mom, I'll be in the back yard shooting baskets.
Nobody has a clue if there are storms in the area.
There's a million of these things said all the time.
And then there are ongoing activities that go on around the house all the time that no one gives a second thought to...
- Your daughter is already in the shower.
- The kids are already playing in the yard.
- Your husband is already cutting the grass or Mom is out in the garden.
- You're already working in the garden.
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The point is that having a safety device like a ThunderBolt Lightning Detector is something you'll use all the time because you simply check it before you hop in the shower, give the kids a bath, cut the grass or whatever. And when one of the kids says they're going to ride or walk somewhere or decide to take the kids to the playground or park you look at the lightning detector to see if there's threat and act accordingly.
And then your ThunderBolt Lightning Detector alerts you that there's a storm on the way or... even worse... that one has developed locally within eight miles. Whoever is taking a shower or a bath or is outside... no matter what they're doing... they're in danger of getting struck by lightning. So you simply call them inside or tell them to hurry up and get out of the shower and everyone's safe and you avert a possible tragedy. It's just that simple. ThunderBolt Lightning Detectors are just that useful.
The ThunderBolt tells you when it's safe to go back outside. Here's a comment that hits home for me and makes me cringe...
It's called Time to Clear. It checks to make sure there are no more lightning strikes within 8 miles of your location.
I've done this tens of times over the years. I've even called friends to hurry up and go outside to see the "beautiful rainbow". The problem is that 90% of people struck by lightning are struck under blue skies. Worse yet 60% are struck after they think the storm has passed and it's OK to go back outside.
- Hey kids! Come outside quick and see the rainbow!
The simple fact is that without the information a ThunderBolt Lightning Detector provides you have no way on knowing when it's safe to go back outside. You're still at risk even if you can't hear any more thunder. So in many instances I actually put my family at risk without knowing any better.
And the same thing holds true no matter what activity you decide resume... the game... fishing...
hiking... or you get in the shower... after you think the storm has passed.
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