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  • Tuesday, August 19, 2008

    Red Flag Warning

    WE'RE IN FOR IT
    .. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for north central and most of southwest Montana. Winds, low humidity, some new record temperatures, and 'dry' thunderstorms are in the forecast.
    .. The warning is for noon until midnight. Be careful and watch the radar before you take your mouse for a walk in the moonlight.
    .. See today's post in BEST FLY FISHING YELLOWSTONE for precautions.
    Links:
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    .. Roy Sullivan, a ranger in Shenandoah National Park, Was struck by lightning seven times, (a world record.).
    .. Check out the timely post in National Parks Traveler. Just the facts in Wikipedia.
    .. Roy had enough of it all and put a bullet through his head on September 28, 1983.
    Money Quote from National Parks Traveler:
    So, what are the odds of being struck by lightning seven times in an 80-year lifetime? The answer is one in (3,000 x 3,000 x 3,000 x 3,000 x 3,000 x 3,000 x 3,000). You can do the math in your head if you're familiar with exponents. The odds of being hit by lightning seven times in your lifetime are one in 2,187 followed by 21 zeroes. That is an awful lot of zeroes.
    .. Here's a Berkeley "Lightning Rod" for the brave of heart. It's made of IM6 and guaranteed to generate stories.