What Do Skyscrapers, Thundersnow, and Jim Cantore Have in Common?
Posted: 2:40 PM EDT on May 01, 2015
Thundersnow is a rare enough event to get even veteran meteorologists like The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore excited. New research shows that many cloud-to-ground lightning strikes observed in thundersnow are actually “ground-to-cloud” strikes, initiated by skyscrapers, wind turbines, and other tall objects.
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