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Machine Elf
08-11-2014, 11:50 AM
It's been raining pretty hard here in SE Michigan for the past hour or two. But there hasn't been any lightning or thunder.

What makes a rain-bearing cloud have (or not have) lightning?

Si Amigo
08-11-2014, 12:06 PM
Not enough upward draft. (http://www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk/activities/lightning)

I was kind of hoping for a show today myself.