On TV, probably Discovery Channel, I saw the sad case of a concert-goer at RFK Stadium in the Washington, D.C., area. She was sitting in what would be the field-level box seats for a baseball game. She was killed by lightning strike.This is an awesome link that shows lightning strikes in real time almost anywhere in the world and can zero in on your area very precisely. If you have kids and live in a lightning prone area, you will thank me for providing the best entertainment during a storm:
The cool part is when you turn on the thunder graphic and the ring will gradually go from the lightning strike and will go over your location very close in timing to the actual thunder that you hear.
One reaction was "Why didn't the lightning strike instead hit the much higher top of the stadium?" The narrator of the show said:
while a strong lightning strike will hit the highest object in an area, a (relatively) weak lightning strike doesn't obey that rule.
That info doesn't help much to give a good strategy, does it? sry
Also, If you're bicycling and get caught in a storm you probably should get away your bike if it's metal.
Sheltering under a tree might not be a good idea.
I'm no expert; I expect illuminating advice to show up in this thread