Understanding the elements of lightning and thunder
By: Matt Bird
Lightning and thunder storms are a wonder of nature to some and an absolute terror to others. Though a fascinating phenomenon, lightning storms are probably what you'd imagine a clash between the gods would sound like, the rumbling of massive immortals battling in the heavens...
The safest place to be during a lightning storm
By: Matt Bird
Lightning storms are rather frightening experiences for just about anyone. The sights and the sounds, the lightning and the thunder, are enough to make a lightning storm less-than-pleasurable for most - and the prospect of being struck by lightning during that storm can make being...
How lightning is formed
By: Matt Bird
Lightning is one of the great mysteries of nature that man fears most. What, after all, could possibly be scarier than a massive, sudden bolt of electricity from the sky that can kill a human being in a split second? At least with other natural...
Safest place to be during a thunderstom
By: Matt Bird
Thunderstorms are dangerous affairs. Frequent, fairly-easily-managed affairs, true, but still dangerous. Those who don't know what to do in a thunderstorm can easily get struck down by a bolt of lightning from the heavens, and given that lightning typically carries millions of volts of electricity...
Causes of thunder
By: Matt Bird
Though lightning is the true thing to fear in a thunderstorm - well, that and high winds, at times - the aspect of a storm most people seem to fear most is the thunder. A mighty clap of terrible sound emanating from the sky, thunder...
Why lightning is the most spectacular and frightening element of a thunderstorm
By: Matt Bird
By their very nature, thunderstorms are rather frightening affairs. The lashing wind, the darkened skies, the crash of thunder - none of this is meant to inspire high confidence in anyone who might fear for their health. Thunderstorms can be exciting and interesting, sure, but...
How to identify the varieties of middle clouds
By: Matt Bird
Clouds are a natural phenomenon that is surprisingly diverse, despite how uniform they may seem at first. There are a lot of different kinds of clouds which don't appear that different at first glance, though if you take a few moments you'll quickly realize that...
Differences between smog, fog, and mist
By: Matt Bird
Fog, smog and mist. Three seemingly similar things that are actually quite different - or at least they are for one third of the words. All that most people need to know is that they all impair visibility, and consequently are rather annoying. For a...
How to identify the varieties of low clouds
By: Matt Bird
Anyone who's gone outside and looked at the sky has, without doubt, seen more than a few clouds in their day. Ever-present in many parts of the world and perhaps a bit too prevalent for some tastes, clouds are just another aspect of life. A...
Why rain clouds are dark
By: Matt Bird
Though meteorological experts have a variety of means for determining when a storm's brewing in the sky, there's one very simple method available to every layman on the planet: the sky's getting dark. The base of the clouds floating overhead is an ominous black or...

 

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