It’s finally starting to feel like spring is here! A big part of spring is rain, and we are starting to see more of it. Last night I was woken up by the sound of thunder and then rain tapping on my window. It made me so happy. A lot of people are afraid of thunder storms. It could be because of the scary noises or the lightning flashes or the quick moving rain drops falling from the sky. However, there is little reason to be scared. According to National Geographic News, here in the US you have a 1 in 700,000 chance of being struck by lightning in a year. Those odds are pretty slim. So if that is your concern, you’re safe. As for the loud noses, all big boom is, is a sound caused by expansion of air due to change of pressure and temperate because of the lightning. It is loud, but it’s not going to hurt you. It may make you jump if it comes unexpectedly, but just laugh it off, the thunder is no threat to you. As for the rain, it can suck to get caught in if you did your hair and have dressed really nice, but stop and enjoy it. Even though those little drops of water can feel really cold right now, be happy that it isn’t snow that you’re walking through anymore. When it snowed, to make it fun we played in it by making snowmen or sledding. Play in the rain, dance in it, jump in puddles. You’re body is made up of mostly water anyways, that’s not going to hurt you either. So, despite the looks of a storm, which some may find intimidating, a minor rain storm is not going to hurt you. Try to enjoy them, the rainy can be fun, and the sight of them can be beautiful!
Why Not To Be Afraid of Thunder Storms