Facts About Electric Storms (with Pictures)

January 22, 2009 / 3 Comments

Sing along with me, "You light up my life." I love an electric storm. Of course, I love them when they are "over there" and not "over here." I can remember standing in a plain in the Midwest of the United States enthralled by the show. A couple of years ago I took some friends to Glacier Point in Yosemite National ...

Flash Floods to be Predicted by Analysing Lightning

November 26, 2008 / 1 Comment

Flash floods are becoming more of a global threat than ever before with errant climate patterns that are being constantly altered and disturbed with man's intrusion. Global warming seems to be causing a lot more than just the gradual melting of the poles as the set climate patterns are now becoming more and more unpredictable. Flash floods are different from normal ...

Chile’s Chaitén Volcano Erupts with Ash, Lava and Lightning

May 8, 2008 / No Comments

A volcano is the last place to be nearby when it erupts and after 9,000 years of slumber the awakening is obviously beyond words. Chile's Chaitén Volcano went off, spewing lava and ash 12 miles high into the air. As if the whole image wasn't terrible enough, the five-day eruption was accompanied by lightning and rain which carpeted the whole ...