This page is for monitoring local
weather for outdoor activity or Spotter tracking. DO NOT use this page
as your sole weather information. You should monitor local weather
services on approach of severe weather. Have a Lightning Safety Plan.
WFO-Miami Issued Advisories
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Outdoor Safety Check List
You are not
safe anywhere outside.
Run to a safe building or
vehicle when you first hear thunder, see lightning or observe
dark threatening clouds developing overhead.
Stay inside until 30
minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder.
Do not shelter
- Lightning can and does
strike the same place more than once.
- Lightning can strike approximately
8-10 miles ahead or behind a storm.
- Do not use corded
appliances or phone during storm.
If no shelter available,
these actions may slightly reduce your risk of being
struck by lightning:
- Avoid open fields, the
top of a hill or a ridge top.
- Stay away from tall,
isolated trees or other tall objects. If you are in a
forest, stay near a lower stand of trees.
- If you are camping in
an open area, set up camp in a valley, ravine or other low
area. Remember, a tent offers NO protection from lighting.
- Stay away from water,
wet items (such as ropes) and metal objects (such as fences
and poles). Water and metal are excellent conductors of
electricity. The current from a lightning flash will easily
travel for long distances (See Figure 2 below).
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