CAMP BLANDING, Fla. -- Lightning is perhaps the most unpredictable of all weather phenomena.
Where it will strike during a thunderstorm is a mystery and impossible to guess.
But at a testing facility in a remote part of North Florida, within range to hear machine gun fire on Camp Blanding, is where Dr. Martin Uman and Dr. Douglas Jordan are making some pretty impressive fire of their own.
"We are acknowledged as the number one lightning research and testing facility in the world," Uman said.
During the severe weather season, the two men are hard at work full time at the International Center for Lightning Research and Testing.
Uman and Jordan are University of Florida faculty who run the facility.
They say they are only 3 others like this on the planet.
"There's one in New Mexico, we know that," Uman said.
The other two he believes are in China, but research doesn't really show any others.