All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. On average in the U.S., lightning kills 51 people and injures hundreds more. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.

Other associated dangers of thunderstorms include tornadoes , strong winds, hail and flash flooding . Flash flooding is responsible for more fatalities – more than 140 annually – than any other thunderstorm-associated hazard. Dry thunderstorms that do not produce rain that reaches the ground are most prevalent in the western United States. Falling raindrops evaporate, but lightning can still reach the ground and can start wildfires .

Severe Thunderstorm Watch - Tells you when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information.

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears rookie Tarik Cohen didn’t coin the nickname "Thunder and Lightning" for the backfield, but the on-field partnership he has formed with Jordan Howard certainly fits that description.

With all due respect to prior "Thunder and Lightning" duos such as USC’s Reggie Bush and LenDale White and Virginia Tech’s Kevin Jones and Lee Suggs, the Cohen-Howard tandem might be worthy of the moniker.

Through three games in 2017, Cohen, 22, and Howard, 22, have combined for 354 rushing yards. Cohen averages 6.6 yards per carry. Howard’s average is 4.4, and that’s even after Howard -- second in the NFL in rushing yards last year -- averaged less than 1 yard (0.8) on nine attempts last week in Tampa.

The loud sound of thunder and the quick flash of lightning is often mesmerizing to young children. Teaching kids how storms occur can help them comprehend what otherwise seems like a fascinating mystery in the sky. Have the kids complete thunder and lightning activities that allow them to learn about Earth's weather and have fun at the same time.

Teach kids that thunder and lightning occurs when positively charged electrons are released from the clouds. Using aluminum pie tins and polystyrene foam cups, ask the kids to rub the cups on their heads for a minute. Hair forms a positive charge in this experiment. Rub quickly, but not so hard that the cup is damaged. Set the cup upside-down on the pie tin, and have one of the kids touch the pie pan to feel a small shock. Use this activity to teach kids about storm safety as well.

Use a watch or stopwatch to track how far away thunder and lightning take place in the sky, which teaches kids that thunder is the sound of lightning traveling across the sky at five miles per second or at the speed of sound. Count how many seconds pass between each clap of thunder and the first flash of lightning; multiply by five to estimate the distance. For example, the thunder is about 15 miles away if three seconds elapse.

All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. On average in the U.S., lightning kills 51 people and injures hundreds more. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.

Other associated dangers of thunderstorms include tornadoes , strong winds, hail and flash flooding . Flash flooding is responsible for more fatalities – more than 140 annually – than any other thunderstorm-associated hazard. Dry thunderstorms that do not produce rain that reaches the ground are most prevalent in the western United States. Falling raindrops evaporate, but lightning can still reach the ground and can start wildfires .

Severe Thunderstorm Watch - Tells you when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information.

All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. On average in the U.S., lightning kills 51 people and injures hundreds more. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.

Other associated dangers of thunderstorms include tornadoes , strong winds, hail and flash flooding . Flash flooding is responsible for more fatalities – more than 140 annually – than any other thunderstorm-associated hazard. Dry thunderstorms that do not produce rain that reaches the ground are most prevalent in the western United States. Falling raindrops evaporate, but lightning can still reach the ground and can start wildfires .

Severe Thunderstorm Watch - Tells you when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information.

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears rookie Tarik Cohen didn’t coin the nickname "Thunder and Lightning" for the backfield, but the on-field partnership he has formed with Jordan Howard certainly fits that description.

With all due respect to prior "Thunder and Lightning" duos such as USC’s Reggie Bush and LenDale White and Virginia Tech’s Kevin Jones and Lee Suggs, the Cohen-Howard tandem might be worthy of the moniker.

Through three games in 2017, Cohen, 22, and Howard, 22, have combined for 354 rushing yards. Cohen averages 6.6 yards per carry. Howard’s average is 4.4, and that’s even after Howard -- second in the NFL in rushing yards last year -- averaged less than 1 yard (0.8) on nine attempts last week in Tampa.

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