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Phenomena of Electrical Storms

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Phenomenon is all around us and it was difficult to decide which one to choose. However, several weeks ago I was awaken by flashes of lighting at about 10pm and looked outside there were high winds but the air was dry. I watched an electrical storm for about half an hour. The flurry of activity created by the storm was like watching fireworks on the 4th of July. Remembering this experience when trying to thinks of something creative for the blog prompt motivated my further inquire. A Google search yielded this brief explanation off the website:

The same way you get static electricity on you from rubbing
carpet etc. on a dry day - the friction of processes
in the atmosphere and between the air and the ground results
in charge being separated and a lot of energy building
up, which eventually gets released in a storm.
Author-Arthur Smith
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/phy99/phy99138.htm

This phenomenon covers most of the topics covered in lecture of Frameworks and Clockworks. The electrical storm was framed within the realm of my experience.