Pollution and the urban heat island effect may cause slightly more thunder and lightning than rural areas get. Continue reading →
Sunday's fatal lightning strike at Venice Beach is a tragic reminder of how important it is to be safe during a thunderstorm. Continue reading →
A massive line of thunderstorms can be unnerving, but squall lines, as meteorologists call them, are a fairly common phenomenon during the summer season. Continue reading →
Midwestern thunderstorms this week brought baseball-sized hail that tore holes in roofs and totaled cars.
Lightning happens when there's a buildup of electricity in clouds, right? Wrong. Trace reports on a new study that found that thunderstorms are actually caused by the sun!
It might seem strange to have tornadoes in winter, but it's actually quite normal, experts say.
Dark lightning, flashes of gamma rays that occur at altitudes in which commercial aircraft fly, doesn’t produce much light, but it does produce radiation.