Lightning Protection: Illinois
Illinois sees an average of 51 days of thunderstorms that bring with them a wallop. In 2019 alone, Illinois saw a whopping 13,049,687 cloud-to-ground strikes, putting it at #6 on the list of total lightning counts per state.
Illinois has a very robust economy with manufacturing on the top of the list. Agriculture also has an economical importance to the state and you will see that more and more buildings are getting lightning protection installed by a licensed Lightning Protection Systems Installer to prevent loss from lightning strikes.
KLP, Kuefler Lightning Protection, is a distributor of lightning protection systems and grounding equipment, offering a full line of UL Listed Lightning Protection System Materials that meet the lightning protection standards of UL96A, NFPA-780 and LPI-175, etc. We offer Direct Sales. Give us a call today at 800 370 5886 to see how we can assist you in the design, installation, maintenance, and inspection of your system.
Lightning strikes have an average lifespan of 1-2 microseconds. Spider Lightning or Lightning Crawlers are known to travel a distance of over 35 miles. They travel across clouds’ bottom or through frontal cloud squall lines. Avil Crawler is yet another name used for describing Spider Lightning.
It looks like Chicago had some fun with this lightning storm!