Every year, someone gets hit by lightning on the beach in Florida under clear skies.
Invariably, news stories that follow mention these strikes occur under clear skies, albeit with storm clouds a few miles off.in the distance. You need to.get to shelterwhen you see storm clouds because:
LIGHTNING STRIKES A FEW MILES IN FRONT OF A STORM.
Please heed this warning if you live in or visit Florida as none of us want to read more stories like this; "Georgia boy, 11, struck by lightning....
Witnesses told Channel 9's Blaine Tolison that skies appeared clear when the lightning struck. They said storms looked like they were several miles away." emphasis addedhttp://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/child-struck-lighting-volusia-county-beach/nmY3c/