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Lighting Above

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Morgan Senter

on 26 May 2017

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Lightning begins as static charges in a rain cloud; winds are very turbulent
Water droplets in the bottom of the cloud are caught in the updrafts and lifted up higher and the much colder atmosphere freezes the
Ice going down meets the water coming up, electrons are stripped off

Don't be near any items that conduct electricity
If you happen to be caught outside, put your heals together this way if lightning strikes the ground it will go through your foot and transfer to the other foot
Where Does Lightning Happen?
Lightning happens when negatively charged particles sink to the bottom of the cloud.
Why Does Lightning Happen?
When Do They Happen?
How Does Lightning Happen?
By : Morgan Senter, O'hara Diamond, and Stella Maes
What To Do Before Lightning
What To Do During Lightning
What To Do After Lightning
Remove dead tree branches near your house; the strikes could cause them to catch on fire.
Unplug all appliances before the storm hits to prevent power surges.
Close blinds and shades.
Fun Facts
Lightning bolts are about 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit; thats five times hotter than the surface of the sun!
Lightning flashes more than 3 million times a day worldwide.
The study of lightning is known as fulminology!
Normally lightning happens when a thunderstorm creates enough energy for lightning to happen.
The clouds will also start forming vertically.

Lightning is caused by an electrical charge in the atmosphere that is unbalanced.
Lightning is an electric current.
Help people if they've gotten struck by giving them CPR
Wait 24 hours to plug appliances back in, even if the power is back on, wait, its not safe
"During a Severe Storm." Get Prepared / Préparez-vous. 15 Jan. 2015. Web. 17 May 2017.
"SciJinks It's All about Weather!" NOAA/NASA SciJinks :: What Causes Lightning and Thunder? Web. 11 May 2017.
"World Lightning Map." Geology. Web. 17 May 2017.
http://geology.com/articles/lightning-map.shtml where lightning happens
http://www.planet-science.com/categories/over-11s/natural-world/2012/06/what-causes-lightning.aspx How lightning happens
https://www.trustedchoice.com/content/2012/07/what-to-do-during-and-after-a-thunderstorm/ what to do after lightning

Lightning usually happens all over the world
Orlando and Tampa Florida are know as the ''lightning alley''
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