Lightning Protection: Nebraska
With almost all of the state lying within Tornado Alley, Nebraska sees many lightning storms. Most of these lightning storms occur in the spring and summer months and precipitation ranges from 31.5″ in the east and 13.8″ in the panhandle.
The state averages about 7,950,231 cloud to ground lightning strikes annually. With agriculture being an important part of Nebraska’s economy, it is important to remember that the only safe place during a thunderstorm is inside of a substantial building. Use the rule of thirty: stay inside for 30 minutes after the last clasp of thunder. If you must farm, use a tractor with a fully enclosed cab with the windows closed.
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.
During lightning, the surrounding air is immediately heated up to the temperature of 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This sudden rise in temperature cause the air to expand very rapidly, sending out a shock wave in the surrounding area leading to a thunder.