HEAT VS. THUNDER Even Meteorologists Are Weighing In On The NBA Finals
Reported by: Ashley Smith
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Ashley Smith
Reported: Jun. 21, 2012 5:37 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 21, 2012 5:42 PM EDT
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The NBA Finals are underway with game five set for Thursday night on WCHS-TV at 9:00 p.m. The finals have turned a short regular season into an exciting post season as the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder are lighting up the courts.
This match-up is not only exciting for sports fans, but also for meteorologists and weather geeks.
Here's my thoughts on the meteorological side of things.
As we've all learned this week, heat can cause exhaustion, dehydration, and overall discomfort.
Thunder, which is caused by both heat and lightning has the power to warn people about a coming storm. Of course a thunderstorm can cause property damage and even loss of life. But thunder alone is actually harmless.
Here's the real kicker: Heat is the number one weather related killer in the United States!
I'm not saying the Miami Heat will defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder. But if the Heat can get a little help from Mother Nature, the championship is in the bag.
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