The Plains are getting pounded by tornadoes but they're not the only threat from the sky. How does baseball-sized hail form? Continue reading →
The first images of thunder are created using triggered lightning -- and a lot of microphones -- to create an acoustic signature.
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.
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