‘A Rare Event’: Lightning Strikes Recorded Within 300 Miles of North Pole

Aug 13, 2019 | Natur & Wissenschaft | 0 Kommentare

There was enough unstable, warm, moist air in the Earth’s upper latitudes over the weekend to produce thunderstorms above the Arctic Circle, including lightning bolts that struck the surface within 300 miles of the North Pole. That’s not unprecedented, but it is rare, and the conditions that enabled it are a product of climate change.