In TWO stunning orbital photos, a thunderstorm over Mexico generated two huge, red sprites reaching into space.
If it seems like thunderstorms happen more at night, it's because they do. But we literally can't see them coming.
The International Energy Agency says extreme weather events will become much more frequent as a result.
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 →
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