Silent Lightning

Last night around 22:00, Tempest reported a handful of lightning strikes, but we heard nothing as they were too far away. I looked on my radar app & saw that the town to our north, about 47 straight-line miles away, was being hammered by a local but intense storm. The few strikes detected were just strays. I went to sit by the picture window facing north & watched as non-stop silent lightning flashes appeared in our local overcast skies. It’s always interesting how the lightning from a distant storm reflects/refracts from upper portions of the storm clouds to light up our local cloud cover from so many miles away. When I was very young, I believed heat lightning was just a peculiar form of lightning. I wonder how many adults still believe that…

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when I was very young, I believed the wind was blowing because the trees were moving.