Lighting crackles near the North Pole in an almost unheard of event

Lightning was detected in association with a thunderstorm located over the Arctic Ocean on Saturday, Aug. 11. (Source: National Weather Service) We're accustomed to lightning crackling within thunderstorms over relatively warm places like Florida which happens to be the U.S. lightning champ. But lightning near the North Pole? Well, that's what happened on Saturday. And so now we get to add this to the list of extreme events that have befallen the Arctic this summer. These include r

Lighting crackles near the North Pole in an almost unheard of event

Lightning was detected in association with a thunderstorm located over the Arctic Ocean on Saturday, Aug. 11. (Source: National Weather Service) We're accustomed to lightning crackling within ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Discover Magazine

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