Thursday, September 13, 2007

Is it true that lightning never strikes twice in the same place?

According to a senior meteorologist with the Meteorological Service of Canada, it is not TRUE.

Tall buildings, radio and TV towers and high mountaintops are likely to receive multiple strikes every year.

For example, it has been estimated that the CN Tower in Toronto is hit from 75 to 150 times annually.

Then there are areas where lightning happens more frequently.

These so-called hot spots occur where warm, moist air repeatedly meets colder air, resulting in instability.

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