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In 1777, German physicist Georg Lichtenberg made a curious discovery: when dust in the air settled on electrically charged plates, beautiful tree-like figures formed. The so-called Lichtenberg ‘dust figures’ are branching patterns that are created when high voltage discharge passes either along a surface or through insulating materials.
Interestingly, these branching patterns are also seen on the skin of people who have been struck by lightning. The awesome video above shows what the branching pattern looks like when scientists trap lightning in a box, where you can see the fractal pattern that lightning makes.
Wikipedia has extensive information on the history and science of these fascinating fractal figures here.
We analyze many different statistics to help us run our businesses more efficiently and effectively. But how often do we measure the weather and determine its impact on our businesses? For those whose primary business is outdoors, using an effective weather monitor can save a lot of money. Knowing whether the temperature is in the optimal range to pour concrete, or cure an adhesive can mean the difference between a job done right and on time or not. Knowing the heat index can help keep your crew safe in the summer. And lightning is often a difficult condition to monitor but is very important for worker safety and protecting equipment from damage. These factors and more will impact the productivity of your crew and can have both schedule and financial implications. See what the INO Weather Pro™ can do for your business.
The majority of lightning strike victims are male. Experts attribute this to the large number of male golfers, football and soccer players, fishermen, roofers, and tall-building construction workers.
The most deaths from lightning occur on Sundays (the most popular day to be out partaking in sporting activities).
Most of us think Oklahoma or Texas is the ‘deadliest’ when it comes to lightning casualties, but in fact it is Florida. Twice as many lightning strikes occur in the Sunshine State than any other state. The other states in the top 5 are Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas based on the number of strikes per square mile according to this Weather Channel article.
More people are killed every year in the United States by lightning than by tornadoes or hurricanes.
INO Technologies reminds you to always play it safe when it comes to storms. If your local weather meteorologist predicts thunderstorms or severe weather, plan accordingly, and bring your portable INO Weather ProÔ weather monitor with lightning detection with you so you can detect how far away the lightning is.
Weather monitors have been around for years, but handheld personal weather monitors with lightning detectors are a newer innovation, and proving to be immensely popular with golfers, campers, sports officials, boaters, hunters, hikers, and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts.
INO Technologies is bringing a lightweight, handheld weather monitor with lightning detection device to the masses with the introduction of their INO Weather Pro™.
Through the marriage of electronics and powerful software, the INO Weather Pro detects and identifies storm activity within 40 miles of your location, giving you important intel on how close lightning really is and working to inform you about lightning in your immediate environment.
The INO Weather Pro works by processing and analyzing distinct waveforms unique to lightning strikes using a patent-pending algorithm. Electromagnetic field emissions from lightning activity within storm cells becomes data that is converted into digital signals that the device’s microprocessor quickly analyzes so it can feed you in-the-moment information on the storm and lightning activity.
The INO Weather Pro’s graphical touch screen display provides visual and auditory feedback of lightning strikes and their distance from the user, temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, dew point, and heat index. It also shows you altitude, which is especially useful for those whose activities take them high up into (and on top of) exposed high elevation mountains and hills.
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Order your’s today. The Weather Pro is the only weather monitor on the market today that combines lightning detection with traditional weather measurements. This handheld, battery powered device can detect lightning strikes up to 40 miles and also gives you temperature, humidity, pressure, heat index, dew point, and altitude. All this in an easy to use color touchscreen display.
Whether you work or play outdoors, the weather conditions affect all of us. Know what is happening right where you are. The INO Weather Pro has all its sensors in the device, so there are no connections to the internet or cellular networks needed to get critical information at your location. Going hiking in the backcountry, no problem, the Weather Pro can go with you. Working on a construction site, the Weather Pro will be there all day watching for weather changes. The internal battery lasts up to 30 hours on a single charge so the Weather Pro will last as long as you do. Small and lightweight at just 6.6 oz (187 g), the INO Weather Pro is easy to carry.
The first units are rolling off the production line and we will be shipping in the next 4-6 weeks. Place your order today and we will not charge your credit card or PayPal until we ship it to you.
And don’t forget – we offer a 30 day money back guarantee and a two year warranty. So you can buy with confidence.
It’s Good to Know
The word lightning originates from the Middle English word lightenen (make bright). Lightning is an adjective (as in lightning strike, lightning speed, lightning bolt). Interestingly, Merriam-Webster provides two definitions of the word, the second being “a sudden stroke of fortune” (don’t tell that to someone who’s been too close for comfort or worse, struck by it).
Early detection of lightning – before it strikes – is one of the best ways to stay safe. Even though a storm may appear far away, it may be fast moving or actually closer than your eye can detect. INO Technologies hand-held weather monitor with lightning detection detects lightning up to 40 miles away!
Lightning is the ‘vivid’ flash of light produced by a discharge of atmospheric electricity from cloud to cloud and sometimes from cloud to ground. The typical jagged bolt is just one kind of lightning. Other types include balls, elves, blue jets, and red sprites.
Scientists and physicists still do not know exactly what triggers lightning, but cosmic rays from outer space could hold the key to unlocking this mystery. In ancient times people considered lightning a divine event and that lightning held mystical powers. The Mayans, Romans, and Hindu believed that mushrooms would grow in places where lightning struck.
A typical lightning bolt contains about 15 million volts of electricity so it’s no wonder that the heat produced by a bolt is an astronomical temperature – easily exceeding 100,000 degrees during a strong storm.
Estimates of deadly lightning strikes worldwide vary from 6,000 to 24,000 annually. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) says that in the U.S., 33 people are killed and an average 234 are injured by lightning strikes annually.
Weatherlore is an interesting, entertaining, centuries-old way to “predict” the weather, existing long before doppler radars were ever invented. Although most weatherlore is either too specific or too vague to accurately predict what the atmosphere will do. (A groundhog seeing its shadow will tell us when spring arrives? Really?) Surprisingly, though, much of it tends to have at least a grain of truth.
For example, let’s take a look at this old wives’ tale: “Thunder in winter brings snow in seven days.”
As we know from the phenomenon of thundersnow, thunder and lightning during a snowstorm will indeed create a heavy snowfall. However, how can thunder by itself tell us what the weather will be like a week from now? It can’t, of course, but the existence of thunder in the winter points to the existence of thunderstorms, and thunderstorms rely on an unstable atmosphere. Typically, this atmosphere will consist of cold air rushing in to displace warm air, so thunderstorms in the winter may indicate that a cold front is moving in. Whether or not that cold front will be followed by a system that produces snow can’t be accurately predicted, so it may be safer to say, “Thunder in winter brings cold weather.” However, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, for states from the Plains to the East Coast, thunder in the winter will be followed by snow within a week about 70% of the time.
Weather Folklore Forecasts — Fact or Fiction?
If one weather adage is actually true more often than not, what does that say about other weather tales? Considering 2016 has been one of the warmest years on record and that many states have faced a warmer-than-usual fall season, when can we expect snow? Some of the following weatherlore may hold an answer:
● If ant hills are high in July, winter will be snowy.
● If the first week in August is unusually warm, the coming winter will be snowy and long.
● For every fog in August, there will be a snowfall the following winter.
● Squirrels gathering nuts in a flurry will cause snow to gather in a hurry.
● As high as the weeds grow, so will the bank of snow.
● A green Christmas, a white Easter.
● A warm October, a cold February.
● If the first snowfall lands on unfrozen ground, winter will be mild.
● A halo around the moon means it will rain or snow soon.
● As many days old as is the moon on the first snow, there will be that many snowfalls by crop planting time.
● See how high the hornet’s nest, ’twill tell how high the snow will rest.
● The higher the muskrats’ holes are on the riverbank, the higher the snow will be.
● Onion skins very thin, mild winter coming in; onion skins thick and tough, coming winter cold and rough.
What do you think? Do you find these tales have a grain of truth to them as well?