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Life cycle of a storm

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Life cycle of a storm

Storms are something we take for granted. After all, they are pretty common and can occur anywhere on the planet. 

Right now, approximately 2000 thunderstorms are happening around the world, with 100 lightning strikes every second and 8 million lightning strikes a day. Thundery downpours can clear hot muggy air, and lightning strikes helps the Earth maintain electrical balance and make ozone-producing chemicals.

But how much do you really know about thunderstorms? How does that cute little fluffy cumulus cloud turn into a big threatening thunderhead? It happens in three stages – the developing stage, the mature stage and the dissipating stage.

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