Approaching thunderstorm with rolling thunder

Approaching thunderstorms can be very relaxing and help you to get to sleep anytime you hear them. It is actually possible to estimate how close a thunderstorm is by counting the time from when you see lightening to when you hear the thunder. If you divide the number of seconds you counted by 5 then you have an approximate estimate in miles.

e.g if you count 10 seconds between lightening and thunder we get :

10/5 = 2 miles away.

In kilometers we divide by 3 e.g 10/3 = 3.3 kilometers away


Length : 11 minutes 15 seconds
Thunder Storm Sounds : Rolling Thunder, Thunder claps, Distant Thunder, Rain

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More Thunderstorm Facts :
  • There are over 25 million lightening grounds strikes in the USA each year. 
  • Lightening hits the earth on average about 100 times per second.
  • Florida is the most lightening prone state in the USA with approximately 1.5 lightening strikes each year.