May 22nd, 2013 at 3:20 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog, Weather, WTHI Blog

Although today may not produce much lightning, there is still lots of lightning going on over the surface of the Earth.  Satellite research indicates that on any given day, there are as many as 3 million lightning flashes across the globe.  That breaks down to roughly 40 flashes per second.  Although the spring storm season tends to produce more lightning in the mid-latitudes, the majority of lightning flashes occur in equatorial regions.  While lightning may not always be in our immediate area, there is always lots of lightning occurring on Earth.

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