National Weather Service dispels lightning myths
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 — The month of August usually presents prime conditions for thunderstorms in Northern California.
Lightning strikes produced by storms can be deadly. As of last week, 21 people in the U.S. have been killed by lightning strikes in 2015, according to the National Weather Service.
The following are some myths and facts produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Myth: If you’re caught outside during a thunderstorm, you should crouch down to reduce your risk of being struck.