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Stormy weather ahead for weekend

Steve Norris
Posted 8/6/22

Showers and thunderstorms will be a possibility every day through the weekend and into much of next week with high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80s and lows near 70.  

We have a full moon …

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Showers and thunderstorms will be a possibility every day through the weekend and into much of next week with high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80s and lows near 70.  

We have a full moon coming up on August 11, but it will appear full the night before and after to the casual stargazer.  

Did you know that heat lightning is actually lightning from a very distant thunderstorm?  

Back before radar was invented, folks would be sitting out in the evening on a hot night, see lightning flashing in the sky, and think. “Well, there’s no clouds so I guess it is heat lightning.”  

When you see lightning, there is a thunderstorm somewhere. Lightning can be seen from a storm 100 miles away on a clear night. 

 The old wives’ tale that a hot, humid night can generate lightning without a thunderstorm, called “heat lighting,” is exactly that — a meteorological myth. Heat lightning is just normal lightning from a thunderstorm too far away for you to hear thunder.  

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