It has to be raining for lightning to strike nearby
This is false and can be a dangerous assumption to make. Lightning can strike over 30 miles away from a storm and is called a “bolt from the blue.” This is why it’s important to have a meteorologist watching the radar for your specific location, letting you know when outdoor employees are in danger and need to take shelter.
AccuWeather For Business offers customizable solutions, allowing you to choose a radius for lightning protection that meets your needs.
It’s safe to shelter under an overpass from a severe thunderstorm or tornado
This myth became popularized after the 1991 tornado outbreak when a news crew tracking the tornado took shelter under an overpass. It’s also been shown in movies like Twister when Bill and Jo hide under the wooden bridge as a tornado passes overhead.
Winds actually increase when forced through a smaller space, like underneath a bridge or overpass. Tornadoes can also loft dangerous debris and an overpass will not offer adequate protection against wind-borne objects.
Forecasts provided by AccuWeather For Business for transportation clients help them plan routes around inclement or dangerous weather, ensuring vehicle operators are never placed in harm’s way when on the road.
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