Hurricanes peak a day after lightning

日期:2019-03-08 03:09:02 作者:慎蝙峪 阅读:

A GLOBAL analysis of lightning during hurricanes has bolstered observations that the worst winds come a day after the bolts strike. Forecasters struggle to predict peak hurricane winds. So Colin Price of Tel Aviv University in Israel and colleagues studied all category 4 and 5 hurricanes between 2005 and 2007. Out of 58 hurricanes, 56 showed a significant correlation between lightning activity and wind speed, with peak winds arriving 30 hours after the lightning on average. Price believes the lightning may be caused by a change in wind patterns (Nature Geoscience, DOI: