Storm Facts

6 facts tagged with Storm Facts

  • 1
    In 1859, the largest known geomagnetic storm struck the Caribbean, causing an aurora and telegraphs could even operate without a power source.
  • 2
    Jupiter has radio storms so strong that they can be picked up and heard by an AM radio.
  • 3
    The top sales at Walmart as a storm approaches are Pop-Tarts and beer.
  • 4
    There is a persistent storm in Venezuela that produces lightning 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour and has been going since at least the 16th century.
  • 5
    There is enough energy in one bolt of lightning to power a home for two weeks!
  • 6
    The Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, scientists have calculated.