University of Massachusetts Amherst

Search Google Appliance


Summer Weather Safety

When Thunder Roars -- Go Indoors!

When you hear thunder the storm is close enough to cause lightning strikes where you are. Stop all outdoor activities and seek shelter in a substantial building or hard-topped vehicle. Wait 30 minutes from the last time you hear thunder before resuming activities.

Are you prepared for the serious weather that can accompany our summer activities?  Visit the National Weather Service's Lightning Safety Webpage for more information.  Download the NOAA KNOWS LIGHTNING Lightning Fact Sheet.