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What is the difference between an electrical storm and a thunder storm? This question has been asked by a 10 year old whilst camping.


Replies:
Wendy,

They could be the same. However, the term "electrical storm" arose from storms that had a lot of cloud-to-cloud (intercloud) and in-cloud (intra-cloud) lightning and not many cloud-to-ground strokes, resulting in not much thunder being heard.

David R. Cook
Argonne National Laboratory





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