Venezuela Thunderstorms Set A World's Record

Discussion in 'General Science' started by Glenn Holland, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Glenn Holland

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    Dec 26, 2014
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    Here's nature's equivalent of the "Energizer Bunny" with non-stop thunder and lightning:



    These storms are called the "Catatumbo Lightning", however they're just a plain vanilla thunderstorms that form when warm, humid air blows over the mountains and it is subject to forced convection known as "Orographic Lifting".
     
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