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    Lightning strikes the ground approximately 25 million times each year in the U.S.

    • Chance of being struck by lighting each year: 1 in 240,000
    • Odds of being struck by lighting in your lifetime: 1 in 3000
    • Lightning can have 100 million to 1 billion volts, billion watts
    • A bolt of lighting can reach temperatures 53,000° F
    • The suns surface temperature is 6,000° F
    • Lightning does not always strike the tallest object
    • Lightning can strike from the sky down or the ground up
    • Lightning heats the air from 18,000° F to 60,000° F
    • Lightning can strike the same place twice
    • Florida receives 1.5 millions lighting strikes per year

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