U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old Yesterday, 03:19 PM
 
17,955 posts, read 19,928,291 times
Reputation: 7567

Advertisements

What do you mean by "usually"....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old Yesterday, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
14,966 posts, read 12,407,659 times
Reputation: 26599
Sometimes it snows in Phoenix AZ.

Weather is unpredictable.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Seattle
1,110 posts, read 239,969 times
Reputation: 1210
Impressive the rate at which the arctic is changing. Arctic lightning could make a pretty cool desktop wallpaper.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
5,058 posts, read 3,733,135 times
Reputation: 4079
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicano3000X View Post
https://www.independent.co.uk/enviro...medium=ios_app


In short, its usually too cold for lightning.

Paraphrasing:

The atmosphere is thicker at the Equator than it is at the pole. It grows gradually thinner as you travel north - which is why Tornado Alley is perfect for tornadoes, and why Tropical Storms thrive in specific latitudes (along with other reasons).

But, the atmosphere near the poles is too shallow to support thunderstorms. Thunderstorms need height to generate energy and become thunderstorms. We all it towering cumulus when it is tall - or even growing - but not tall enough or active enough to produce Lightning.

If we are recording lightning within 300 miles of the North Pole, that means the atmosphere is expanding seasonally (or being drawn north by jet stream flow) to allow for storms to form further and further north - which means there is more warm air further north to expand the atmosphere.
Weve known about this for years. The Earth wobbles around the sun. Every 10000 years or so its gonna get hotter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 06:20 AM
 
19,679 posts, read 12,404,499 times
Reputation: 10851
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicano3000X View Post
https://www.independent.co.uk/enviro...medium=ios_app


In short, its usually too cold for lightning.

Paraphrasing:

The atmosphere is thicker at the Equator than it is at the pole. It grows gradually thinner as you travel north - which is why Tornado Alley is perfect for tornadoes, and why Tropical Storms thrive in specific latitudes (along with other reasons).

But, the atmosphere near the poles is too shallow to support thunderstorms. Thunderstorms need height to generate energy and become thunderstorms. We all it towering cumulus when it is tall - or even growing - but not tall enough or active enough to produce Lightning.

If we are recording lightning within 300 miles of the North Pole, that means the atmosphere is expanding seasonally (or being drawn north by jet stream flow) to allow for storms to form further and further north - which means there is more warm air further north to expand the atmosphere.



No lightning in cold weather?


I guess libs have changed physics and it is no longer applicable on earth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
27,873 posts, read 17,819,923 times
Reputation: 15883
According to algore, wasn't the arctic supposed to be ice-free 20 years ago?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 07:32 AM
 
30,038 posts, read 15,669,622 times
Reputation: 20278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toyman at Jewel Lake View Post
According to algore, wasn't the arctic supposed to be ice-free 20 years ago?
His real prediction was that he could make a fortune with nonsense, and he was right.

I have to give Gore credit, he planned to use the gullible left to make a boat load of money, and it worked.

I'll admit, I'm a bit jealous.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
30,975 posts, read 31,913,300 times
Reputation: 12684
Quote:
Originally Posted by PedroMartinez View Post
His real prediction was that he could make a fortune with nonsense, and he was right.

I have to give Gore credit, he planned to use the gullible left to make a boat load of money, and it worked.

I'll admit, I'm a bit jealous.
Not how he got wealthy.

Gore netted about $70 million in Current TV's sale to Al Jazeera.

Gore exercised options on an incredible 59,000 shares of Apple Stock that had been granted to him because he had served on the company's board since 2003. He made about $30 million at $7.48 per share.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 08:09 AM
 
30,038 posts, read 15,669,622 times
Reputation: 20278
Quote:
Originally Posted by sanspeur View Post
Not how he got wealthy.

Gore netted about $70 million in Current TV's sale to Al Jazeera.

Gore exercised options on an incredible 59,000 shares of Apple Stock that had been granted to him because he had served on the company's board since 2003. He made about $30 million at $7.48 per share.
You forgot to mention:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybe...vestment-hype/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top