*Of those, 597,314 were in-cloud pulses, meaning the strikes didn’t hit the ground. “Each in-cloud lightning ‘strike’ can be made up of multiple in-cloud pulses,” Vagasky explained. 

*There were 112,803 cloud-to-ground strokes detected over the same area, he said. 

I’m not trying to downplay this. I just wanted people to know the facts.


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