View Full Version : Raining today: why no lightning?

Machine Elf
08-11-2014, 12:50 PM
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, 01:06 PM
Not enough upward draft. (http://www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk/activities/lightning)

I was kind of hoping for a show today myself.