Lightning Protection: Washington
The western part of Washington sees much more rain than the eastern part. Some parts in the west see 180-200 inches a year, while some parts in the eastern part of the state see 5-10 inches annually! Although Washington ranks in the far end for lightning related injuries and casualties, it is important to still install a lightning protection system in your home, office, farm or other buildings.
Washington sees about 258,368 cloud to ground lightning strikes annually. No matter how safe you think you are during a thunderstorm, remember there is no safe place outside during a thunderstorm.
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.
Something as short-lived as a lightning bolt can be difficult to measure. For example, have you ever seen lightning without clouds? Probably not.
That’s because, though photos can be helpful in determining the general size of a lightning bolt, they don’t capture bolts inside the clouds. As a result, scientists consider photography to be one of the lesser-effective means for measuring lightning.