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Posts tagged thunderstorms

October 31, 2017


A thunderstorm at night.

How A Thunderstorm Begins

The simplest isolated thunderstorm begins with hot sunshine baking the ground.

July 21, 2014


Lightning lights up the night sky

Can Lightning Strike You In The Shower?

When it comes to thunderstorms, you may not be as safe as you think.

May 22, 2014


The lights of Manhattan at night

Urban Weather Systems

Some cities are big enough to noticeably impact local weather patterns.

January 11, 2010


A lightning bolt.

Cars And Lightning

Ever wonder what would happen if lightning struck you car? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 19, 2006


lightning bolts in the clouds in front of the moon

Iced Lightning

Do ice and lightning mix? Find out how a lightning bolt forms and how ice plays a role.

September 27, 2003


Rocky Mountain Dry

The North Pacific High is part of a relatively stable high pressure system in the Pacific Ocean that influences the weather from northern Mexico, to the far-west and Southwest United States. In a high pressure system, air from up above tends to move downward to ground level.

September 27, 2003


The Earth’s Mantle

For some time now, scientists have understood that the earth’s crust is divided into plates that move about at the rate of a few inches a year. Over time, this movement will form mountain ranges and volcanoes. They have also known that the earth’s mantle, the layer between the earth’s crust and core, was the […]

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