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Old 08-21-2008
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The real kicker for me is the terrestrial data (there is a lot more of that). What vehicles are struck most by lightning? The big tall 18 wheelers are always out on the open road in all weather in large numbers - but they are almost never struck. It's farm tractors with gear in the ground. Yes, they are out in the open, but have you seen the interstates and major highways in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas? There are way more trucks just as exposed, but they aren't grounded and they don't get hit.
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