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Old 05-26-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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You will get fewer thunderstorms in big cities--because the convective heat changes the weather pattern just enough so that thunderstorms don't develop as easily.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:04 PM
 
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Florida is the worst-why do you think our Tampa hockey team is called the "Lightening"? In fact, Tampa is the Native American word for "fire stick", referring to the lightening.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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California Coast, Pacific NW
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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Florida is the worst-why do you think our Tampa hockey team is called the "Lightening"? In fact, Tampa is the Native American word for "fire stick", referring to the lightening.
Yep, the Tampa area is actually known as the lightning capital of the world due to the insanely high amount of lightning the area averages per year.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:49 AM
 
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Here in the bay area we dont see often t-storms that only happens in february when it hails and occasionally in the summer.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I grew up mostly in the south and I LOVE big, booming thunderstorms! And thankfully, we get plenty of them down here. When I moved to Germany for three years one of the things I really missed was thunderstorms. We got lots of drizzling rain but very few actual storms.

I have relatives who live in Ohio and they get lots of big storms too. And every time I've ever visited Oklahoma, which has been quite a few times (the company I used to work for has corporate offices in Oklahoma), there was a big storm. Didn't matter what time of year - they seemed to be constantly having thunderstorms. And Dallas catches hell every year with really amazing storms.

So yeah - if you dislike storms, don't move the the south or the midwest!
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