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No myth: That lightning is closer than you calculated
During one of our recent thunderstorms, we tried to count the seconds between the lightning and thunder to determine, in miles, how close the storm was. One of our party said there was no truth to the contention this method is accurate. Now we are all wondering what the real story is. Can one tell how far away a storm is by counting the seconds between the lightning and thunder? Teresa Orendash


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