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5 Facts

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ariyona jackson

on 17 October 2014

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Thunderstorms
by Ariyona Jackson

5 Facts
The average temp. of lightning is around 20000 celsius
The speed of sound is around 767 miles per hours.
The speed of light is around 66960000 miles per hour
Thunder sounds like lightning
Light travels faster than sound
5 More Facts
The closer you are, the shorter the gap between thunder and lightning.
Thunder is hard to hear at distances over 12 miles.
Astraphobia is the fear of thunder and lightning.
How is a thunderstorm formed?
The basic ingredients used to make a thunderstorm are moisture,unstable air and lift. You need moisture to forms clouds and rain.
Causes of thunderstorms
Its produced by a cumulonimbus cloud, usually producing gusty winds, heavy rain and sometimes hail. The basic ingredients used to make a thunderstorm are moisture, unstable air and lift. You need moisture to form clouds and rain. You need unstable air that is relatively warm and can rise rapidly.
Effects of thunderstorms
A thunderstorm is also referred to as an electrical storm, due to the presence of lightning and thunder during the manifestation of the natural phenomenon.
The intense heat from lightning causes the surrounding air to rapidly expand and create a sonic wave that you can hear in thunder.
Aristotle believed that thunder was caused by the collision of clouds
Negative Effects
On average in the U.S. lightning kills 51 people and injures hundreds more.
Defintion
A storm with thunder and lightning and also heavy rain or hail.
How does it affect N.C?
North Carolina's climate varies from the atlantic coast in east to the appalachian mountian range in the west.
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