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EarthSky: 5 Myths about Lightning

With all of the thunderstorm activity we have been having, many people have noted the high frequency of lightning. But there are a lot of misconceptions about lightning that may make people’s behavior in thunderstorms more hazardous. EarthSky presents five myths about lightning and why they are false here.
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Satellite image of Midwest shows extent of crop damage

The derecho that moved through the Midwest yesterday did a tremendous amount of damage to the crops in the region. Here is a comparison of before and after images which show how much corn was knocked down by winds of up to 113 mph. If you don’t know what…
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