The Impact Of El Nino On Hurricane Season

Satellite image of Hurricane Florence

For many of us, the arrival of June signals the beginning of the summer season, and a return to warm weather and outdoor activities. But for those living along the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf Coast, the arrival of June has more ominous undertones as it signals the onset of hurricane season.

The Dangers of Lightning

Cloud-to-Ground Lightning

At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress across the globe. With them comes lightning, an electric current that most often results from small bits of ice bumping into each other as they move around in a cloud, causing a build-up of electrical charge.