Capital Weather Gang: Lightning


Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Recognizing weather risks at sports venues: why it’s important

In the midst of a riveting game at a packed stadium, a weather disruption is often the last thing on attendees’ minds and the last thing they want to happen.

By Brendan Richardson  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Sports

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Sprites! Rare red lightning photographed on atmospheric research mission

Scientist Jason Ahrns has captured stunning images of the seldom seen, elusive sky phenomenon known as sprites.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Is lightning the best indicator of severe thunderstorm intensity?

Can lightning predict the severity of a thunderstorm? The short answer: Sometimes, yes; sometimes, no.

By Jeffrey Halverson  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Lightning, Thunderstorms

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Saturday night's extreme lightning show north of Washington, D.C.

Saturday night's storms put on a dazzling lightning display that could be seen all around the D.C. area.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Photography

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Heat lightning: A Sterling example of the fake phenomenon

Tuesday evening, I heard reports of "heat lightning" but the observers were actually viewing real thunderstorms to D.C.'s west. We've got some good video.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Thunderstorms

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/27/2013

How lightning kills and injures victims

If you've ever thought about being hit by lightning you probably assume that a lightning flash would come down from the sky, hit you, and that's it. You're dead. But that's not the way it works.

By Jack Williams  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Thunderstorms

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Next generation lightning and cloud data highlight tornado-producing storms in Md.

High resolution satellite imagery and lightning data offered important clues that storms in Maryland June 13 were particularly vigorous.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:22 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Fishing leads U.S. lightning death activities

Most lightning deaths from 2006-2012 occurred from leisure activities, with fishing at the top of the list .

By Jason Samenow  |  12:53 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Lightning, Thunderstorms