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Old 05-12-2012, 05:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Um.....I just saw some upside-down lightning. Is that possible? I don't think I've ever seen that before.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: In Sticky San Antonio TX
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Soviet, could it have been lightning traveling from a lower cloud to an upper? As I understand it, all lightning contains is static discharge, and it finds the closest object. Given that scenario, it is possible, though I have never seen it myself.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Soviet, could it have been lightning traveling from a lower cloud to an upper? As I understand it, all lightning contains is static discharge, and it finds the closest object. Given that scenario, it is possible, though I have never seen it myself.
Yes, that certainly sounds plausible.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: san antonio
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Um.....I just saw some upside-down lightning. Is that possible? I don't think I've ever seen that before.
you do know that lightning actually travels up, right?

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An entire lightning strike employs both upward and downward moving forces. However, the return stroke of a lightning bolt travels FROM THE GROUND INTO THE CLOUD and accounts for more that 99% of the luminosity of a lightning strike. What we SEE as lightning does indeed travel from the ground into the cloud.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The airport and my "hood" had missed the rain most of this week but not this morning! The airport has had 2.62 inches of rain so far. Looking at the radar its starting to light up again to our N and NE!
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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This just figures. I've had a crew working on a concrete project in my backyard. They were suposed to do the last bit of digging and forming this morning and the pour this afternoon. That's what I get for wishing for rain.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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Let it rain hard! we need it and I love it!
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We got a good rain this morning just inside the loop and in the Med Center.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I sure PRAY that the Aquifer got hit good with this rain...cause Lackland AFB was flooded this morning, and my Alamo Ranch area got all of 0.07 in according to weatherunderground.com......REALLY???!?!?!? PLEASE tell me the Aquifer saw some of this since my dead grass did not.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:08 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I sure PRAY that the Aquifer got hit good with this rain...cause Lackland AFB was flooded this morning, and my Alamo Ranch area got all of 0.07 in according to weatherunderground.com......REALLY???!?!?!? PLEASE tell me the Aquifer saw some of this since my dead grass did not.
Local news reported this morning that the Aquifer rose two feet yesterday. SAWS has not update their website yet.

Apparantly we are 9"+ over our average for this time of the year!

Cheers! M2
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