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Understanding Lightning

By John S. Jensenius, Jr., NWS Lightning Safety Specialist

Lightning is one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. It is also one of the least understood weather phenomena. The Overview Section gives a brief introduction to lightning science and safety. Want to learn more? In the Understanding Lightning Section, you can find a more detailed look at the science behind one of nature's most underrated killers.

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