When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

2013-06-26 17:56:21.000 – Brian Fitzgerald,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

Courtesy: National Weather Service

This week we’re expecting a conveyor belt of tropical moisture to continue to stream into our region as a cut-off low pressure system will churn over the Great Lakes well into next week. This warm, moist flow will translate into a daily likelihood for showers and thunderstorms in our region, which is perfect timing for Lightning Safety Awareness week!

Even in a place as unbelievably windy and cold as the summit of Mount Washington, lightning is easily the most dangerous weather phenomena we experience here at the Observatory, so we definitely want to get the word out. This Thursday and Friday at 11:30 AM at our Weather Discovery Center in North Conway Village, the Observatory’s own Will Broussard will be giving free, family-friendly presentations and demonstrations about lightning safety. For more information about lightning safety visit the National Weather Service’s page, or visit the Mount Washington Observatory’s site for more information about our educational programs! Also, stay tuned for more lightning-safety observer comments this week!

Remember: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!


Brian Fitzgerald,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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