New Toy

Hubby has a new toy. It’s a StrikeAlert Personal Lightning Detector. (He got it as a gift (not from me)).

You don’t want to get hit by lightning do you? No? Then you need one of these.

From the instructions:

“If the LEDs cycle from green to red, the storm is approaching.
If the LEDs cycle from red to green, the storm is departing.
If the LEDs cycle from the center LED to the outside LEDs, the storm is stationary or there is not enough data to determine the direction of the storm.

StrikeAlert is designed to be used outdoors. (That’s where lightning is usually found, right?)

If the unit is in the “On with Tone” mode, StrikeAlert will sound a tone indicating the strike distance:

One beep indicates a strike in the 24-40 mile range.
Two beeps indicate a strike in the 12-24 mile range.
Three beeps indicate a strike in the 6-12 mile range.
Four beeps indicate a stike in the 0-6 mile range.”

Watching the lightning and then counting One-Mississippi, Two-Mississippi until you hear the thunder? That’s so last year/decade/century/millennium.

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