Fact Facts: Lightning

Lightning is one of Mother Nature’s most awesome and scary phenomenons. A bolt of lightning is approximately 50,000 degrees, and it can strike 10 miles outside of a thunderstorm. Thunderstorms can be tracked, and their paths can be predicted. But, at this point in time, no one can predict when or where lightning will strike.

The National Weather Service has a plethora of severe weather safety information available (Click HERE), including lightning safety. Check out the video for more details!

Nick Grunseth

Nick Grunseth

Nick Grunseth first joined WQOW News 18 in September 2007. He was the weekend meteorologist and a weekday reporter for two years before becoming the Daybreak meteorologist at sister station WXOW in La Crosse. In January 2012, Nick returned to Eau Claire as the Daybreak meteorologist. He was promoted to chief meteorologist in August 2013, but still wakes up early to give the Chippewa Valley its forecast.

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