Lightning Protection: Iowa
Spring is the severe weather season in Iowa. On average, the state sees 50 days of thunderstorms annually bringing an average of 35″ — 40″ of rainfall in the South East portion of the state and 25″ —30″ in the North West portion of Iowa. The best way to avoid personal injury from lightning is to study the sky, follow the weather report and if a storm approaches, get to a substantial building and wait 30 minutes until the last clap of thunder before resuming activities.
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.
There is something known as cloud-to-air (CA) lightning. In this form, the electrical discharge jumps out into air and disappears. Could-to-air lightning can often be seen with CG lightning in form of branches.
Here is one beautiful picture of some lightning at an Iowa fair; also, a great example of what to do, at any time, when thunder roars and lightning soars: get down and get indoors!