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The thunderstorms produce lightning, hail and many damaging tornados. People are killed at an all to regular interval.
What is your reaction to natural occurrences such as this?
A typical stroke of lightning stretches as long as eight miles, and forms when a negatively charged region in a storm cloud begins to send out a stepped leader. This leader is met by another leader rising from the earth, allowing the cloud to discharge to the ground, reducing the negative electrical charge. That's typically how it works……but not always.And when it doesn't work that way, things get interesting.Occasionally, a severe storm will create a large thunderhead which develops a very strong positive charge in its upper reaches. When this charge becomes strong enough, it can produce what's called a positive bolt of lightning. Positive lightning develops in the same way as typical lightning bolts, but the positive bolt draws electrons upward from the ground. These lightning bolts tend to be much, much stronger than regular lightning, and may carry as much as a hundred times the energy of a normal flash of lightning.These "superbolts" of lightning, thankfully, are very rare. Only about five superbolts occur for every ten million normal lightning strokes; typically, they're found only in severe storms during the winter, and are more common in and near Japan than anywhere else in the world.Superbolts can reach way beyond the normal eight to ten miles of a typical lightning stroke. The longest superbolt on record reached from Waco, Texas to Dallas, after having traveled about a hundred and ten miles.