posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 02:14 PM
OK, I know this is probably an unscientific observation but I did notice a major difference in the Lightning in the UK (assuming that the OP is in
Europe and close to the UK) versus the Lightning in the US, particularly in the Midwest.
I lived south of London for nearly a year and the one thing I noticed was that there was always rainstorms but never any "thunderstorms"; most know
the type, the kind that make you jump out of your skin because they strike so close and so violently. This was back in 1986-87.
I even clearly remember saying to some folks that I could not wait to get back to the US just so I could hear a real storm! I am serious!
Here are my thoughts; if indeed the above has any basis in truth, then it could be that our "climate change" has indeed brought about a newer aspect
of what it is like to go through a thunderstorm. If the UK was this way in regards to "real" thunderstorms, then other places across Europe must
also be like that, I would imagine, as I am certain that there are many people everywhere that know rain but never quite know the power of the
Lightning as we normally have it here in the States. Of course, I could have just caught the UK in "one of those years" when things were extremely
I think the OP experienced what most American's, especially across the Midwest, experience normally. It was a classic Thunderbolt from the Heavens!