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Does lightning strike the ocean?

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βˆ™ 2010-06-17 16:32:12

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Of Course it Does

Lightning strikes the ocean all the time. You can see a picture of it happening in the associated link. But you can also see that it's not nearly as common as over land because the storms don't get driven as hard by hot ground.

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