Lightning strike on truck caught on camera on Florida highway

July 7 (UPI) — A woman traveling on a Florida highway captured video of the moment lightning struck her husband’s truck, damaging the vehicle and a sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle traveling next to it.

Michelle Whalen was traveling in a car behind her husband’s truck on Interstate 75 in the Tampa area and was taking video of the rainstorm when she captured the moment a bolt of lightning struck the truck being driven by her husband, Edward Whalen.
Hillsborough County Deputy Kristen Miceli was driving next to Whalen’s truck when the lightning hit.

“The car was fried. When I was going down the road, all the lights on the dashboard had turned on and my power steering went out. My car shut off and I kind of just coasted,” Miceli told WFLA-TV.

Miceli and the Whalen family were not injured, but their vehicles were severely damaged.

“It was pretty wild. After everything was done, my son said we needed to check ourselves in a couple days for super powers,” Brian Whalen said.

I Think Summer Has Arrived in Manitoba

I think the warm temps may be on the horizon in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It has been a cool, if not cold, wet spring so far. Record breaking amounts of rain, the rivers are bloated but the grass and leaves are green. The warmest temperature so far is +22 celsius (72 fahrenheit). Suppose to get up to +25 C (77F) in the next few days.

Comparison from a few weeks ago to today.

Homeless people camp out in tents along the rivers.

Massive Tornado

A destructive tornado tore through Andover, Kansas, on Friday night, shredding buildings, hurling cars, and knocking out power for thousands across the area. The powerful twister and its path of destruction were captured on video by Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer. The tornado strengthened very quickly, going from 10 mph to 300 mph in seconds, Timmer revealed. The tornado, which could be seen for miles, damaged or destroyed more than 1,000 buildings as it ripped through the small town, according to officials. No fatalities have been reported.

Kansas gets too many of these.