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Offline vader

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7 minutes of straight Thunder.
« on: November 30, 2008, 01:37:21 PM »
I was sitting at the computer and checking the weather during a storm one day a few years ago and having a good time listening to the thunder. One of the claps of thunder didn't seem to end and it went on for a good 7 minutes. Has anybody ever experienced this?   

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Re: 7 minutes of straight Thunder.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 04:45:27 PM »
do you have alot of hills around you (to keep on echoing the sound)
also I find that colder air creates louder thunder as well
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Re: 7 minutes of straight Thunder.
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 07:21:26 PM »
About a minute was tops for me.
Sounds like there were a lot of consecutive strikes.
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Re: 7 minutes of straight Thunder.
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 09:00:38 PM »
I live in Colorado, but I wasn't close to the hills. It wasn't really very cold, It was probably in the 70's. After a while it did sound like a bunch of consecutive strikes. The thunder sounded sort of distant, at least a mile away or so. I have heard sometimes tornadoes can generate lightning like this but there wasn't any severe around?

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Re: 7 minutes of straight Thunder.
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 11:29:20 PM »
The only time I can remember anything remotely close to that time was during a severe storm back in June of 97. It was freak in nature from all angles and had almost continuous lightning with thunder lasting a little over a minute.. Nothing near the 7 minutes you experienced but for here that was a record I believe..

Next day when I made it to one of the radio sites I could understand it all much clearer :)


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