Thunderstorms bring the flash of white-hot splintered bolts that illuminate the blackened skies, creating a spectacular light show, and the looming threat of electrocution. While the odds of being struck down by a fiery bolt in any given year are approximately 1 in 1 million, the odds of getting struck in a lifetime is 1 in 10,000.
The brilliant movement of the electrical charge can heat the air it travels through to 50,000 degrees F, which is five times hotter than the surface of the Sun. Lightning, which flashes an estimated 25 million times in the United States each year, can often strike 3 miles outside the center of a thunderstorm. However, a raging thunderbolt can hit from up to 10 to 15 miles away, without warning. Take a look at several myths and facts surrounding lightning.
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A storm is forecast to bring drenching rain along a 1,500-mile swath, including areas in drought and experiencing dangerous wildfires in the southern United States, spanning late this week to early next week.
After music lovers party it up at some of the most popular festivals in the United States, they often leave behind mountains of waste and forgotten personal items that litter the festival grounds.
Cobra Energy tiene un contrato de $945 millones y realiza labores en la isla desde octubre del año pasado.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Wednesday's islandwide blackout, caused by an excavator next to a power transmission line in the south part of the island, was “unacceptable.”
While temperatures will be trimmed across northwestern India into this weekend, the resurgence of heat will come back with a vengeance next week as the highest readings so far this year will be rivaled.
While a severe weather outbreak is not anticipated, the potential for locally dangerous and damaging storms will progress from New Mexico to Florida into Monday.
Skygazers will be treated to the leak of the Lyrid meteor shower across Asia on Saturday night, but only where the weather cooperates.
London is experiencing its warmest days of the year so far late this week. Whilst temperatures will be trimmed slightly by Sunday, this year's London Marathon may still rival the warmest on record.