So I almost got struck by lightning this morning

That's the conclusion I've come to after consulting with the ODeck over on io9.

Original post by ncasolowork2 on Observation Deck

Because Science

I'm hoping some smart people can let me know if I had a close call with disaster this morning. Tuesday is trash day. I got up to get my son his bottle and noticed a horrible looking dark sky. I thought maybe about bringing the garbage can to the road before it started raining. Except my son was screaming at me so I waited. I know storms are in the forecast, but I still waited.

So 20 minutes later it had just started raining a little and I load my son and everything into the car and back it out of the garage. It then starts to downpour so much that I pretty much have no choice but to use an umbrella even to take the garbage can to the edge of the driveway. No lightning at that point.

So I get the big umbrella out of the corner of the garage open it up and I take 2 steps out of the garage and there's a bright flash of lightning. I then hear an extremely high pitched whine that is something I would consider to be at considerable volume for a second or two before one of the loudest thundercalps I've ever heard.

What was that high pitched whine? I mean it wasn't super super high pitch but it was up there.

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