From the ABC 7 Weather team

Friday weather news roundup: burning Jesus, Death Valley edition

June 10, 2011 - 02:50 PM
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A lightning-proof Jesus statue is re-erected after burning down in Ohio; AccuWeather admits to falsifying the temperatures in Death Valley.

1. Death Valley is notoriously hot. How hot? Take a guess – that's what AccuWeather did. Reports the San Diego Union Tribune: "The high temperatures AccuWeather Inc. was reporting for Death Valley were not only not the actual highs, they were estimates that were often way off — by as much as 15 degrees either way."

2. A 50-foot statue of Jesus is being erected outside a Monroe, Ohio, church after lightning transformed a previous statue of the Savior into a smoking lump. The new Jesus has a "lightning suppression system." The video of the burning statue enjoyed brief Internet viral fame. Watch it below.

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