Close call with a rare positive lightning strike in Florida

Close call with a rare positive lightning strike in Florida

A Florida woman looked out her window at just the right time, capturing the moment when so-called continuous current, or positive lightning, struck right outside her apartment. The event happened in Coral Gables on May 5, 2019.

After seeing the video, NWS Miami meteorologists identified the phenomenon as so-called continuous current, also known as positive lightning. These strikes originate in the upper reaches of a cloud's anvil and make up less than 5% of all strikes.

The following video also shows several other very close lightning strike moments captured over the past couple of days in the United States

Featured image credit: Fobos Planet


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