Lightning in hurricane Hilary
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.

Messages In This Thread
Lightning in hurricane Hilary - by pasense - 2017-07-30, 15:12
RE: Lightning in hurricane Hilary - by scilover - 2020-05-28, 10:29

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Hurricane Harvey pasense 3 18,539 2020-06-01, 10:13
Last Post: scilover

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)