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Winter Weather Advisory

Snow moves into the area this morning with 1-3" expected. Higher amounts found west of Waterloo/Charles City. Travel will become slick as snow spreads southeast early in the day.

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SEVERE WEATHER WEEK: Lightning

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2/Fox 28) -- Lightning is a dangerous weather phenomenon.

Each year, an average of 53 people are killed by lightning and hundreds more are severely injured.  These injuries can lead to life-long health problems.

The average lightning bolt is charged with 300 million volts and is five times hotter than the surface of the sun.  This energy could light a 100-watt light bulb for three months.

Whenever thunder can be heard, it means that you are within striking distance of a thunderstorm.  In fact, lightning can strike up to ten miles from the center of a storm.Whenever you hear thunder, get inside a sturdy building or vehicle immediately and wait at least 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder.

Tomorrow, Meteorologist Justin Roberts takes a look at the dangers of flash flooding.  Join us for his report on the CBS 2 News at Five.
 
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