Predict lightning strikes: Can this new University of Alabama tool know when lightning will strike?

Can This Tool Predict When Lightning Will Strike? 

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March 20 2014 2:26 PM

Can We Predict Where Lightning Will Strike?

The new science of storm data. 

Meteorologists have limited resources to deliver a lightning storm warning more than 15 minutes prior to the inevitable electrical event. But a method from researchers at the University of Alabama may eventually be able to as much as triple that advance-alert time by pulling all of the data together.

Paca Thomas is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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