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  • Some facts, reactions to thunder, lightning

    Kirk Ericson|May 18, 2023

    You might not know this about thunder: “Thunder is created when lightning passes through the air,” according to the National Weather Service. “The lightning discharge heats the air rapidly and causes it to expand. The temperature of the air in the lightning channel may reach as high as 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, five times hotter than the surface of the sun. Immediately after the flash, the air cools and contracts quickly. This rapid expansion and contraction create the sound wave that we hear...

  • Eugene "Duck" Wadel

    May 18, 2023

    Eugene "Duck" Wadel, age 86, passed May 3, 2023. He is survived by his love of 65 years, Jeanette, and kids Nick (Mary), Bruce (Karen), Dean (Lisa) & Roxann (Mike), six grandkids and five great-grandkids. Duck loved camping, Yuma, Algodones, Makaha, good food and cold beer. Visit https://obituaries. for more information. Celebration of life, May 20th, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at 1231 N Yakima Ave Tacoma, WA.... Full story