Lightning in hurricane Hilary
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Wow, that’s incredible! You’re right it being uncommon for lightning to occur in a hurricane.

Lightning needs powerful updrafts that help to build electric charges. Thunderstorms have updrafts of rising air. But in a hurricane, the air does not rise upward. Instead, it swirls inward. I read that NASA scientists are still unclear what causes hurricanes to have lightning and thunder when most hurricanes do not which is quite interesting.
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Lightning in hurricane Hilary - by pasense - 2017-07-30, 15:12
RE: Lightning in hurricane Hilary - by scilover - 2020-05-28, 10:29

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