Lexington Weather

Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

69°F
6/18/2024 2:31am 
  • Lexington Conditions: Clear
  • Temperature: 68.5°F / 20.3°CColder 0.6°F than last hour.
  • Dew Point: 62.4°FIncreased 0.2°Fsince last hour.
  • Relative Humidity: 81%Increased 2.0% since last hour.
  • Wind: Wind from W W 1 mph, 10-min avg: Calm, gust: 4 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in Steady
  • Visibility: 10 miles
  • Rain Today: 0.00 in
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Public Information Statement
for Boston, MA

        
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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
654 AM EDT Mon Jun 17 2024

...NATIONAL LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...LIGHTNING SAFETY...

The National Weather Service (NWS) Boston, MA has declared June
17
through June 21 as Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Each day
during
the awareness week will feature information about a different
lightning related topic.

Lightning Safety: Although spring and summer are the most deadly
seasons for strikes, lightning can occur in any of the 50 states
or U.S. territories at any time of the year. Lightning claims
dozens of lives each year and leaves hundreds of other with
long-term or even permanent health problems including paralysis,
brain injuries, depression, headaches and vision problems.

Lightning also is responsible for hundreds of fires in homes and
businesses and has caused dangerous and expensive wildfires. On
average, lightning causes $30-$50 million dollars in damages and
claims 30-40 lives each year. Many of these deaths are fishermen,
boaters, or other sports enthusiasts and outdoor workers who did
not head in soon enough or listen to the forecast before setting
out. Being prepared and knowing how to stay safe will help you
and your loved ones stay alive and well. Stay safe during a
thunderstorm by being prepared in advance.

Be a Force of Nature. When Thunder Roars, Stay Indoors! Find out
tips for safety indoors and outdoors near and far from home at
our website: weather.gov/lightning

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