The Arizona monsoon is characterized by heavy rain, dust storms and lightning. While southern Arizona has experienced record rainfall after a blistering start of summer, rain isn’t required to be struck by lightning.
Lightning injuries are the second-leading cause of weather-related deaths worldwide. Florida is the lightning capital of the U.S., according to the National Weather Service, and ranks No. 1 in the country in the number of lightning deaths between 1959 and 2017. Mountain areas also are common for lightning, including Arizona and Tucson.
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UArizona Engineering Students’ Project Tests Dr. Dan Schlager’s Lightning Protection Technology
Dr. Schlager collaborated with Uarizona College of Engineering student to test his lightning protection technology. Read that story HERE.