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Old 07-16-2017, 08:19 PM
Common Tater Common Tater is offline
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I knew ball lightning was somewhat rare or unusual but didn't know it was controversial as such. Saw it one time many years ago when camping in the slickrock country of Utah. It skipped and rolled right through camp.

Unplugging sensitive or expensive electronics is not a bad plan as a thunderstorm approaches, btw. Unless you've a whole house or dedicated surge protector, forget it. The el-cheapo surge protectors aren't going to help much. It doesn't take a direct or even a near hit necessarily to send or induce a spike. Also the surge after an outage is restored can be a bit on the high side.