Thunderstorms can cause headaches due to changes in barometric pressure. verywellhealth.com/weathe…
Caesar Rodney rode 70 miles in a thunderstorm, while it was night time to be the deciding vote for the Declaration Of Independence, arriving in Philadelphia in time for his crucial vote to split from the United Kingdom. history.com/news/founding…
"dry lightning" and "heat lightning" are myths. They are actually just extremely distant thunderstorms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Heat Lightning isn’t an actual type of lightning. It’s the reflection of lightning on clouds from a thunderstorm so distant (and obscured by hills, mountains, curvature of the Earth, etc.) that we can no longer hear the accompanying sound. farmersalmanac.com/what-i…
Ball lightning is weird, actually real and deadly. The strange phenomenon of ball lightning appears during thunderstorms and has been known to break through windows, with nasty results. nationalgeographic.com/en…
A "dirty thunderstorm" is a lightning strike inside a volcanic cloud bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
Le PΓ©tomane was a French professional farter. His act involved sound effects of cannon fire and thunderstorms, as well as playing "'O Sole Mio" and "La Marseillaise" on an ocarina through his anus. He could also blow out a candle yards away. His audience included royalty and Sigmund Freud. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_…
Lightning can appear high above thunderstorms near the edge of space. Called "Sprites", the red lightning can be dozens of miles wide and is often shaped like jellyfish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
The Kuwae volcanic eruption affected the entire world. During the final siege of Constantinople the city's gardens failed and it was racked by a thunderstorm. There were crop failures in Sweden, the Chinese recorded countless died of cold and famine, and Mexican codices record frosts in fall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuw…
On the night of September 10th, 2001, an artist by the name Monika Bravo filmed 7 hours of footage of a thunderstorm from the 91st floor of the WTC North Tower. She took the raw footage home with her that night. The next morning, both towers collapsed. The video she edited is found here: rendering.911memorial.org…
At any given time there are about 2000 thunderstorms around the globe producing approximately fifty lightning events per second. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Today I learned about Ewa WiΕ›nierska, a german paraglider that got surprised by a thunderstorm and got sucked up by a cumulonimbus cloud to an altitude of 10.000m (33.000ft). She survived temperatures of -50*C and extreme oxygen deprivation at a height higher than the Mt. Everest. directexpose.com/paraglid…
Today I learned of "Hector the Convector" - a reoccuring thunderstorm cloud that appears every evening in northern Australia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hec…
Today I learned of Wang Pou, one of the 24 Confucian exemplars of filial piety. According to a legend, his mother was afraid of thunder. After her death, Pou would rush to his mother's tomb each thunderstorm to comfort her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Some guy attempted to beat a world record by playing QBert for 100 hours straight on a single coin... His attempt failed because a thunderstorm shorted out the game after 56.5 hours of continuous game play! ovalpike.com/100-hour-qbe…
There's a thunderstorm named Hector the Convector that forms nearly every day from September through March on the Tiwi Islands in Australia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hec…
Venezuela has the world's lightning capital in Lake Maracaibo which has nearly 300 nightly thunderstorms in a year. NASA recorded an average rate of 233 lightning flashes per square kilometer per year over the lake. cnn.com/2016/05/03/weathe…
Hurricanes can develope a second eyewall. Powerful bands of thunderstorms radiating outwards from the center of the storm meld together around the eye as the speed increases. This new concentric ring slowly tightens, sapping the eye of moister and eventually replacing it all together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
Today I learned of ball lightning. Not taken seriously by scientists until the 60s , it is said to be a ball of light seen during a thunderstorm that appear to move on their own. it is a rare and unexplained phenomenon and has only recently been studied by scientists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
What we (in the UK) call hail stones aren’t actually hail stones, they’re ice pellets. Hail stones generally fall in thunderstorms and don’t really form in cold weather en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
Today I learned about William Rankin who was carried for 40 minutes to the top of a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud after ejecting from a fighter plane. taskandpurpose.com/incred…
Future U.S. President Franklin Pierce grew homesick while at school in another town and walked 12 miles (19 km) back to his home. His father fed him dinner, drove him part of the distance back to school, then ordered him to walk the rest of the way in a thunderstorm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The clean smell in the air after thunderstorms is caused by ozone. gizmodo.com/what-causes-t…
A grave in Natchez, Mississippi was constructed to have a staircase leading to the coffin so the young girl who lay in it could be comforted during thunderstorms dalejyoung.com/the-strang…
Today I learned of thundersnow, which is exactly what it sounds like: a rare type of thunderstorm where it snows instead of rains. They come with heavy snow, poor visibility, strong winds, and lightning more destructive than a typical thunderstorm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
In winter it is possible to have "thundersnow" - a thunderstorm with snow and hail as precipitation. sciencenewsforstudents.or…
Two paragliders were sucked into a thunderstorm during practice. The updraft was so powerful that one pilot was sucked up to 19,000 feet and killed by a lightning strike. The pilot of the second glider passed out from the altitude, but woke up still airborne and covered in ice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
In 1959 Colonel William Rankin became the only known person to survive a fall through a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud and suffered from frostbite, welts, bruises, and severe decompression as a result of the 40 minute fall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
"In April [2018], the Mallard Fire in the Texas Panhandle [USA] started a pyrocumulonimbus, a severe thunderstorm that produced 1-inch hail. Then on July 26 [2018], a large fire vortex... associated with the Carr Fire developed near Redding, California [USA]...with estimated winds up to 143 mph" noaa.gov/stories/ask-scie…
Fish raining from the sky over two days in a remote desert town in Australia, 326 miles from the nearest river actually happened due to being sucked by a thunderstorm before being dumped. telegraph.co.uk/news/pict…
Wildfires can spawn their own thunderstorms, known as pyroCbs. Lightning from these storms can spark additional blazes far away and send plumes of smoke and aerosols into the stratosphere. e360.yale.edu/features/fi…
Thunderstorms have been observed to create bursts of gamma rays far above the surface which in turn can produce positrons (a positively charged electron; antimatter) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
A color photograph with a "luminous streak at the top" was taken by B. T. Matthias and S. J. Buchsbaum in August 1961 "during a severe thunderstorm" in Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America. That "luminous streak" may have been caused by "pulsating ball lightning" or "bead lightning." jstor.org/stable/24936503
Thunderstorms produce antimatter science.nasa.gov/science-…
Thunderstorms can produce glowing orbs called β€œball lightning.” Though still largely unexplained, these β€œluminous spheres” move around for a few seconds and then disappear. britannica.com/science/ba…
In 1959 a pilot ejected from his jet at 45,000 feet and spent the next 40 minutes being thrusted up and down inside of a thunderstorm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In 1988, TACA flight 110 suffered a dual engine flameout during a thunderstorm. The pilot (who had lost an eye in a crossfire) managed to land the plane on a levee with only 1 minor injury. The plane was in such a good shape it was flown straight off the levee for repairs and returned to service en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAC…
Heat Lightning is commonly used to describe lightning from a distant thunderstorm just too far away to see the actual cloud-to-ground flash or to hear the accompanying thunder weather.gov/safety/lightn…
On 10 August 2018 in England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a "'floating ball of fire'" -- ball lightning -- was "spotted during a thunderstorm outside an Essex care home." This "orb of fire" "drifted for 15 to 20 seconds...It exploded and caused damage to the woodwork." essexlive.news/news/essex…
Certain types of music can reduce anxiety in dogs, which can be useful during fireworks, thunderstorms, and separation. In a study when solo piano at 50-60 bpm was played, 85% became more clam, and over half of the dogs went to sleep throughadogsear.com/resea…
Sprites "are major electrical discharges, but they are not lightning in the usual sense. Instead, they are a cold plasma phenomenon without the extremely hot temperatures of lightning that we see underneath thunderstorms." A "sprite's tendrils" can reach "100 kilometers above Earth's surface." earthobservatory.nasa.gov…
Today I learned about Marine Lt. Col. William Henry Rankin. The only known person to survive a fall from the top of a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud. taskandpurpose.com/incred…
Today I learned of the 1999 North Carolina "Tornadocane", a supercell thunderstorm that produced multiple tornadoes, 165mph wind gusts and formed an "eye" on radar spc.noaa.gov/coolimg/nc_s…
Thunderstorms can emit gamma rays, and create antimatter, and this happens around 500 times a day. svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10706
There is such a thing as ball lightning which refers to reports of luminous, spherical objects that vary from pea-sized to several meters in diameter. Though usually associated with thunderstorms, the phenomenon lasts considerably longer than the split-second flash of a lightning bolt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Ewa Wisnierska, a german paraglider, was sucked up by a thunderstorm cloud to an altitude of 32,631 ft. She lost consciousness due to hypoxia for 30 minutes and landed 3,5 hours later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewa…
In November 2016 in Melbourne, Australia a sudden thunderstorm caused 9 people to die of asthma. theage.com.au/good-weeken…
Volcanic Lightning (or Dirty Thunderstorm) is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…
Today I learned of William Rankin who survived ejecting from his Navy plane at 48,000ft after which he was tossed about a thunderstorm for 45 minutes before finally landing 65 miles away en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Thunderstorms create antimatter nasa.gov/pdf/509357main_T…
British Airforce would light petrol around their airfields to allow planes to land in dense fog. The system cost thousands to run used 450,000 liters(125,000 US Gallons) of petrol per hour and produced enough heat to cause thunderstorms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
1955, a thunderstorm in Belgium set off 40 000 pounds of buried explosives left over from the WW1 battle of Messines. Luckily, the only casualty was a single cow. firstworldwar.com/today/m…
Within a week before its conquest, Constantinople experienced a thick fog, a thunderstorm, the fiery reflection of volcanic ash on the Hagia Sophia, and a partial lunar eclipse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuw…
There are ghostly red lightning strikes 20 miles tall above thunderstorms called sprites. Long rumored, finally captured on video. youtu.be/YpO2EZaAGNY?t=31…
A haboob is different than a sandstorm because it’s caused by strong thunderstorm winds and can lift dust as high as 5,000 usatoday.com/story/news/n…
35 years ago today, a major thunderstorm led to a major blackout in New York City, allowing city residents to see the Milky Way Galaxy space.com/16577-milky-way…
Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Rankin is the only known person to survive a fall from the top of a severe thunderstorm cloud. It took him 40 minutes to reach the ground. He wrote a book about his experience, The Man Who Rode the Thunder. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/W…
There is another kind of lightning inside thunderstorms, called as "dark lightning" It expels antimatter and radioactive gamma rays. livescience.com/28594-dar…
At any given moment, there are 1,800 thunderstorms happening somewhere on Earth. This amounts to 16 million storms each year. We know the cloud conditions that produce lightning, but we cannot forecast the location or time of a lightning strike. nasa.gov/facts/
Heat lightning is sometimes called silent lightning due to the fact that it originates from a thunderstorm so far away that the thunder is not heard. Usually appearing in summer, people called it heat lightning despite not having to have anything to do with heat. wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_l…
Thunderstorm Asthma exists en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
Today I learned of the "Storm that saved Washington", a heavy thunderstorm that occurred less than a day after British troops set fire to several public buildings in the capital, the storm extinguished all the fires and drove the British troops away while badly damaging their ships. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
In 1977 a pilot ejected from his plane when it suffered engine failure. It took 40 minutes to land on the ground. A thunderstorm tossed him and his parachute about. businessinsider.com/the-s…
Large thunderstorms can produce gamma rays and antimatter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
NASA flew an F-106B through 1,496 thunderstorms on purpose to improve aviation lightning protection standards. It was hit by lightning 714 times. nasa.gov/topics/aeronauti…
Today I learned about William Rankin: The pilot who fell through a thunderstorm. He fell for 40 minutes! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In the 1890s there was a travelling French entertainer who could imitate the sound of a thunderstorm with his anus. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L…
During a thunderstorm the reason you are safe in a car is not because of the rubber tires, but rather because of the Faraday Cage effect due to the metal frame of the car. In strong electric fields rubber tires actually conduct more than they insulate science.howstuffworks.com…
In 1959, Lt Col William Rankin, a US Marine Corps pilot, was forced to eject from his aircraft while passing over a thunderstorm and didn't reach the ground until 40 minutes later. damninteresting.com/rider…
British soldiers set fire to the White House and other U.S. Government buildings during the war of 1812. The flames were put out by a tornado/thunderstorm, after which the British retreated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
There was a "Professional Farter" named Le PΓ©tomane. He could mimic cannon fire, thunderstorms, and also play short tunes with his rectum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_…
The Earth has about 760 thunderstorms every hour. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Lt Col William Rankin is the only person to have parachuted through a thunderstorm cloud. He was kept there by the updraft for 40 minutes. businessinsider.com.au/th…
A thunderstorm named "Hector the Convector" has rained on a portion of Australia nearly every day since at least WWII en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hec…
A pilot in the US Marine Corps ejected from his plane, at 47,000 ft, above a thunderstorm. His decent took 40 minutes through the middle of the storm and he survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
"Isolated Thunderstorms" means that only about 5-20% of the forecast area is expected to be covered at any one time. "Scattered" means 30-50% of the forecast area is expected to be covered at any one time. wral.com/weather/blogpost…
Large birds such as eagles ride the air currents in front of thunderstorms, possibly contributing to the myth of the Native American 'Thunderbird.' youtu.be/EnEpJIEMAcI?t=22…
NASA wanted to learn more about airplanes and lightning, so they sent a plane into 1,496 thunderstorms where it was struck by lightning 714 times f-106deltadart.com/nasa_l…
One theory for explaining ball lighting is that it doesn't exist at all, and is a hallucination caused by a thunderstorms electromagnetic field falsely firing neurons in the occipital lobe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
There are thunderstorms on Jupiter, Saturn, and Nepune en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
In 1955, a thunderstorm in Belgium detonated tonnes of explosives buried during World War I, killing a cow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
It is actually safer to fly thru hurricanes than it is thunderstorms. youtube.com/watch?v=h7CQa…
There was a guy who survived a fall through a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud. He ejected from his plane and survived through getting hit by hailstones, lighting and almost drowning in the cloud due to heavy rain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
As a result of human-induced earth-surface change Atlanta, GA has its own weather, with thunderstorms triggered by the heating over the city. gly.uga.edu/railsback/CTW…
Thunderstorms on The West Coast Are Pretty Rare thevane.gawker.com/why-do…
Antimatter is created during thunderstorms.
An extreme temperature of 87 Β°C (189 Β°F) was recorded during a heat burst in Abadan, Iran. A rare atmospheric phenomenon that occurs near the end of a weakening thunderstorm cluster, characterized by a rapid increase in temperature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
An average thunderstorm weighs over 2 million tons, or the equivalent of ten thousand 747 jets prezi.com/m/b6pcqsf9-_t6/…
It actually is dangerous to shower/bath during a thunderstorm snopes.com/science/lightn…
Antimatter positrons occur naturally above thunderstorm clouds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
William Rankin, a pilot, is the only person to have ever parachuted through a thunderstorm in an ordeal which lasted 40 minutes businessinsider.com/the-s…
Lt Col William Rankin SURVIVED ejecting @ Mach .82 @ 45,000 ft., W/OUT a pressure suit into a thunderstorm @ -70Β°F, FOR 40 MIN. he was pulled up & down thousands of feet by winds & gravity. His gut swelled & he bled from his ears, nose, & mouth, & suffered frostbite.(PDF of his personal account) loa.org/images/pdf/Rankin…
There's such a thing as "thunderstorm asthma" (asthma induced by very particular and rare thunderstorm conditions) news.com.au/lifestyle/hea…
Thunderstorms create antimatter scientificamerican.com/ar…
Thunderstorms can trigger so many asthma attacks that emergency services are overwhelmed onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Thunderstorms make lawn grass greener weingartz.com/expert-advi…
In 1814, the British invasion and destruction of Washington D.C. was halted by a thunderstorm afweather.af.mil/news/sto…
Haboob is the technical term for a dust storm caused by thunderstorms in desert areas phoenix.about.com/od/ariz…
During the early days of photography, lengthy exposure times could be reduced if images were captured during a thunderstorm. Humidity and atmospheric electricity combined made the unexposed plates, what photographers of the era called "fast". pages.citebite.com/e4d9j0…
During the burning of Washington in the war of 1812 a strong tornado struck downtown D.C. killing more British troops then the American resistance while the accompanying thunderstorm doused the builds ignited by the troops. erh.noaa.gov/er/lwx/Histo…

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