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Lightning injuries during snowy conditions.
  1. M Cherington,
  2. D W Breed,
  3. P R Yarnell,
  4. W E Smith
  1. Lightning Data Center, Centura Health, St Anthony Hospital, Denver, CO 80204, USA.


    Skiers and other snow sports enthusiasts can become lightning casualties. Two such accidents are reported, one being fatal. There are fewer warning signals of impending lightning strikes in winter-like conditions. However, outdoor activists should be aware of at least two suspicious clues: the appearance of convective clouds, and the presence of graupel (snow pellets) during precipitation.

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