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driving in rain really wild

Date Taken: 6/19/2007
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State: pennsylvania
Country: United States
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Hi this is Karen Sara Hannah students in homeschooling and Penns woods prooject. We are here tonight watching some of these videos and yes we have some questions for those of you out their who have the answers we seek. We hope. How come the lightning stays up in the clouds, why is it not hitting the ground. -- johnstownwildfire
Hi Karen, this is Jesse from AccuWeather. To answer your question, more than half of lightning is Intracloud or Cloud-To-Cloud lightning. If the difference in electrical charge between the cloud and ground is not big enough, then the lightning stays in the clouds. At night, or in areas where you can`t see the distant horizon because of clouds, mountains or trees, it might appear that all the lightning is in the clouds, even though some of it is hitting the ground where you can`t see it. -- weathermatrix
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