Garrett’s Blog: Lightning Blasts Road Near Storm Chaser

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Incredible lightning strike video from a Severe Studios stormchaser, Scott Sheppard, takenĀ in South Dakota.

According to his Youtube description, the bolt blasted the road in front of his with some of the charge disabling his vehicle as well as another passing car.

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Extremely fortunate he wasn’t outside of the vehicle; lightning may not seem as a high severe weather risk; but in 2013, the National Weather Service says 23 people were killed from a direct lightning strike. The 30-year average is 51 deaths/year.


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