Storm Facts

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In 1859, the largest known geomagnetic storm struck the Caribbean, causing an aurora and telegraphs could even operate without a power source.
Jupiter has radio storms so strong that they can be picked up and heard by an AM radio.
The top sales at Walmart as a storm approaches are Pop-Tarts and beer.
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.
There is enough energy in one bolt of lightning to power a home for two weeks!
The Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, scientists have calculated.
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