Remember Reg from The Great Outdoors?
Bartender: He’s been struck by lightning… how many times has it been now, Reg?
Chet: Six times?
Reg: S-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-six-sixty-sixty-six times. In-n-n-n-n-n-n-In-n-n-n-n-n-n-In-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n the head!
Lightning is fourty-thousand to one-hundred-twenty thousand amps at three million volts and carries enough power to light a hundred watt bulb for two months. It travels at fourty-five kilometers per second and can kill you faster than rocket to the face.
It behooves you to know when a lightning storm is coming so you can find cover, or so you can channel its power into the nearest available flux-capacitor. The StrikeAlert device detects electromagnetic pulses that indicate the proximity of cloud-to-ground lightning (cloud to cloud usually doesn’t register). It will tell you whether the most recent strike is within 20-40 miles, 12-24 miles, 6-12 miles or within 6 miles. By watching how the lights move from green to yellow to red, you’ll know the storm is coming. Red to yellow to green means the storm is leaving.
It’s small – pager sized, and runs on two AAA batteries. It’s perfect for outdoor sporting events, picnics, or a day at the beach. It’s impact resistant, so throw it into your bag if you’d like.
Suggested Price: $69.99