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What do you see in a thunderstorm?
Look for darkening skies, flashes of lightning, or increasing winds. Lightning often proceeds rain, so don’t wait for the rain to begin. If you hear the sound of thunder, go to a safe place immediately. The best place to go is a sturdy building or a car, but make sure the windows in the car are shut.
How do you know if it’s thundering?
7 Signs That Lightning Is About to Strike
- You See Tall, Bright White Clouds.
- You Can Hear the Thunder Approaching.
- You See Your Hair Standing on End or Feel Tingling.
- You Taste Something Metallic.
- You Smell the Scent of Ozone in the Air.
- You Start to Get Dizzy or Sweat.
- You Can Hear Vibrating, Buzzing, or Crackling.
How do storms start?
Thunderstorms form when warm, moist air rises into cold air. The warm air becomes cooler, which causes moisture, called water vapor, to form small water droplets – a process called condensation. If this happens with large amounts of air and moisture, a thunderstorm can form.
Why does rain start after thunder?
It’s the lightning that produced the thunder. It has been shown that, in some cases, a “rain gush” occurs in the seconds following a flash of lightning. Within about 30 seconds after a lightning discharge, the mass of some droplets may increase as much as 100-fold as a result of the electrostatic precipitation effect.
What happens after a thunderstorm?
A large amount of the thunderstorm’s energy comes from the condensation process that forms the thunderstorm clouds. As the thunderstorm progresses, eventually the rain cools the entire process down and the energy is gone.
What comes first thunder or rain?
The thunder is sound waves resulting from the extreme heat of the lightning. When the charges are strong enough, the electricity is discharged as a bolt of lightning. While some lightning often precedes rain, the main event occurs as a downdraft starts and rain or other precipitation falls.
What kind of person sees the old man first?
You are most likely more of an analytical and thoughtful, calculated person compared to those who saw the old man first. You use the left side of your brain more than you do the right. Your analytical and thoughtful mind will serve you well in life. But you can come across as cold hearted at times, when you’re just trying to be practical.
Where is the best place to be during a thunderstorm?
Heading indoors or to the car are still the best places to be in a thunderstorm. If you know you’re going to be outside for an extended period of time, far from any nearby buildings or your car, check your local forecast before you leave the house for the day.
Do you have to be near a thunderstorm to be in danger?
Another common misconception is that thunderstorms have to be nearby for lightning to be a danger. In reality, as soon as you hear thunder, you should move to shelter immediately. “Lightning can strike very far from a thunderstorm, so even if it isn’t raining, once you can hear thunder you may be in danger,” said Duffey.
When to move to shelter during a thunderstorm?
In reality, as soon as you hear thunder, you should move to shelter immediately. “Lightning can strike very far from a thunderstorm, so even if it isn’t raining, once you can hear thunder you may be in danger,” said Duffey.