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Thun­der­storms de­velop when ther­mal up­drafts cre­ate bands of neg­a­tively and pos­i­tively charged par­ti­cles within a cloud. When the in­su­lat­ing air can no longer con­tain the charges, surges of elec­tric­ity flow be­tween the dif­fer­ent re­gions. In­tra-cloud flashes are light­ning strikes be­tween dif­fer­ent lay­ers of a cloud. Cloud-to-ground light­ning oc­curs when elec­tri­cal surges flow to the ground. Light­ning may strike as far as 10 miles away from the cen­ter of a storm, even in ar­eas with rel­a­tively clear skies and no rain.

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