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    With 12 Titanium screws in my back and hip, Damn if I'm standing there to find out. why it could be happening. Good luck to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dc.gronlund View Post
    What does this mean? Back home this was just heat induced thunder and not a big deal, I'm new here...
    All thunder is heat induced. Lightning heats up the air surrounding the bolt to thousands of degrees & the instant heating of the air creates a massive expansion of the air causing a thunder clap.
    That said, all thunder is the result of lightning bolts. If you cannot see the bolts you are probably experiencing cloud to cloud lightning strikes.

    My experience w PI machines is nil.

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    Thunder storms 10+ miles off shore can still produce lighting strikes on shore and have done so many times. A boy in 2015 was hit by lighting at Daytona Shores in the water and the nearest storms were over 10 miles off shore. Florida is the lighting capital of America, we get huge thunder storms as the onshore winds from both coasts collide in the center of the state.
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    Ive hunted in thunderstorms and pick up every near by strike - had some hit right near me and have never gotten any damage to
    myself or machine - though ive been under water each time and use scoop with rubber grip and wear rubberized gloves
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    Just to be clear to all those concerned, I am not hunting during lightning storms. I am new to florid and got caught in a storm. Thanks for all the information though. I also finally found something online that basically says the unit will be fine unless it was actually struck.
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    and if it is struck, you won't have anything to worry about other than making sure your family is covered by life insurance.
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  7. #22
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    I am in SW Florida and I water hunted at night with an ATX. It always reacted to lightning. I started thinking of it as a lightning detector. I used the ATX for a couple of years around lots of lightning and to answer your question, it never had any adverse effect on the detector.

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    Man was struck and killed by lightning this weekend on Siesta Beach.
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    Another guy struck and killed yesterday or the day before.
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  11. #26
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    We have a phrase that is repeated during SkyWarn training (weather spotting):

    If you hear it, fear it.
    If you see it, flee it.

    A bit corny but easy to remember.

    I believe I am right in saying there is no "heat lightning" or "heat thunder". If there is thunder, there has been lighting. The general rule is that lightning can strike a good 10 miles ahead of a storm. Storms can come up on you quickly. Be careful.
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    I think I'm going to get a lightning detector. The problem in the mountains is they can cause huge fires. Saw some on ebay for close to $30. I miss Cocoa Beach...

    edit: I ordered one. I got the "Acurite"...it seemed to get some good reviews

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    Re: lightning detectors ... they work pretty well. We used to use one at the high school where I taught and was a track official. We always had one on the field during practice, track meets, and other outdoor athletic activities.

    I've found that if you have an old a.m. radio, it will crackle with static when storms are in the area. Sometimes you can tell where the storm is if you know where the radio station you are listening to is located. Just another fun fact.
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    And yet another...

    This makes 5 deaths so far for 2018 for Florida.
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    And yet another strike hitting 2 ... one killed... other unknown status.
    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - AKA -" TNet Under Ground " http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

 

 
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