Heat Lightning: A Shocking Revelation!

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Heat Lightning: A Shocking Revelation!

Post by Tom Palven » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:30 am

Letting go of "Heat Lightning."

Heat lightening, as such, doesn't exist.
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Re: Heat Lightning: A Shocking Revelation!

Post by Gord » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:23 am

Oh is THAT what people thought "heat lightning" was!

I've used the term but I thought it just meant "lightning from a storm caused by hot weather meeting a cold front".
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Re: Heat Lightning: A Shocking Revelation!

Post by TJrandom » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:07 am

Sooo - people only see this during the heat of the summer? Or is there `cold lightning too? And if so, maybe those sound waves get frozen, and never reach the observer? (OK, I`ll admit it... I am on my second glass of Sake....)

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Re: Heat Lightning: A Shocking Revelation!

Post by Gord » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:58 am

I've seen lightning during a midwinter blizzard. It was spooky weird.
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Re: Heat Lightning: A Shocking Revelation!

Post by Tom Palven » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:52 am

I just recently stumbled across the term "sheet lightning," and apparently there actually is such a thing.
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrw ... ing/types/

Sheet lightening or "intra-cloud lightning" refers to lightning within a cloud that occurs during thunderstorms, as opposed to cloud to ground lightning which also occurs during thunderstorms, but there is still no thing as heat lightning said to exist without sound, but only thunderstorms too distant to be heard, or so it seems. :D
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Re: Heat Lightning: A Shocking Revelation!

Post by Flash » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:33 am

What about a normal, deadly thunderbolt dispensed by Zeus from Olympus onto someone's head. What do meteorologists call that? :shock:
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Re: Heat Lightning: A Shocking Revelation!

Post by Tom Palven » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:23 am

Flash wrote:What about a normal, deadly thunderbolt dispensed by Zeus from Olympus onto someone's head. What do meteorologists call that? :shock:
Well yeah, there's that.
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Re: Heat Lightning: A Shocking Revelation!

Post by TJrandom » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:24 am

Flash wrote:What about a normal, deadly thunderbolt dispensed by Zeus from Olympus onto someone's head. What do meteorologists call that? :shock:
Erm… Hair follicle massage? Or maybe electro shock therapy?

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Re: Heat Lightning: A Shocking Revelation!

Post by scrmbldggs » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:53 pm

TJrandom wrote:
Flash wrote:What about a normal, deadly thunderbolt dispensed by Zeus from Olympus onto someone's head. What do meteorologists call that? :shock:
Erm… Hair follicle massage? Or maybe electro shock therapy?
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