What Are the Causes of Lightning & Thunder in Thunderstorms?

Answer Some of us love thunderstorms and some of us don't, but there's no denying the power behind thunder and lighting. Thunder is caused by lightning and is heard right after lightning strikes. Lighting... Read More »

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What Are Thunder and Lightning Storms?

Thunder and lightning storms occur when hot and cold air mix within the atmosphere, forming large clouds. More commonly referred to simply as "thunderstorms," these storms may be separated into two... Read More »

How to Measure Thunder & Lightning?

Lightning and thunder are closely related and often seem to occur within seconds of each other during a storm. This close relationship between observable phenomena can be used to measure the distan... Read More »

Differences Between Thunder & Lightning?

Thunder and lightning are seen together in thunderstorms, but are in fact, two very different components in a thunderstorm. Thunder and lightning go hand and hand, which is why it may be difficult ... Read More »

How to Measure Lightning and Thunder Timing?

If you've ever wondered how far away a lightning strike was, there is method for estimating the distance. A lightning bolt heats the air around it to about 15,000 to 60,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This... Read More »