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Florida and Texas are at the top of the list to experience the lightest strikes in 2018, according to new research.

Although Florida is nicknamed the Sun State, it is famous for thunderstorms and has the highest flash density per square mile, at 9.34.

Texas, however, recorded the most flash-to-ground subscriptions in 2018 with 2,483,805, while Florida came second with 1,385,710 lightning.

Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska make up the rest of the top five with a combined flash number of 2,776,704, only a little compared to just one year in Texas.

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Florida and Texas are at the top of the list to experience the lightest strikes in 2018, according to new research. Although Florida is nicknamed the State of the Sun, it is famous for storms. Here, the space shuttle Discovery is seen on the launch pad in Florida with a rust storm visible in the background (image)

Vaisala is a global lightning detection network, which monitors total lightning activity, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They released their figures at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Phoenix this week

Using data from its national lightning detection network, the environmental measurement specialist Vaisala, based in Finland, published its annual lightning report.

They released their figures at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Phoenix this week.

According to these data, lightning fell to 17.8 million in 2018, 11% less than the 10-year average.

"This marks the third lowest number of flashes in the last 10 years and a decline of 1.9 million flashes compared to the 2009-2018 average of 19,728,634 flashes of light in the United States each year," said a Vaisala spokesperson in a statement.

The probable reason for the reduction is that there were less major storms, according to Ryan Said, a lightning expert in Vaisala.

"In particular, there were fewer days with strong air mass contrasts between the central plains and the Upper Midwest during the spring and summer of 2018, which contributes to the severe weather season," he added.

Texas recorded the most flash-to-ground in 2018 with 2,483,805, while Florida came second with 1,385,710 lightning. Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska formed the rest of the top five. In the picture, a cloud-to-cloud bolt shoots from this tornado supercell to Pampa, Texas (image)

TOP TEN 2018 CLOUD-TO-GROUND FLASHES FROM STATE
1 Texas 2483805
2 Florida 1385710
3 Oklahoma 958925
4 Kansas 928760
5 Nebraska 889019
6 Louisiana 854871
7 Arkansas 768168
8 Missouri 711222
9 New Mexico 699719
10 Georgia 693776

Using data from its national lightning detection network, the environmental measurement specialist Vaisala published its annual lightning report. In the picture, Tempest on Amarillo, Texas (image)

According to these data, lightning fell to 17.8 million in 2018, 11% less than the 10-year average. According to experts, the probable reason for the reduction is that there were less major storms, in the photo, lightning at night over Florida (image)

This explanation is consistent with reports that the increased Fujita's full-scale tornado activity declined in 2018.

This is the scale at which the tornadoes are measured, ranging from 0 to 5 in gravity.

Florida is so lightning-active due to its unique geography. The state sees around 70 to 100 days in the year with at least one storm.

Florida is vulnerable to thunderstorms and lightning because it is on a peninsula and has a tropical climate.

WHAT IS THE BOTTOM FAST & # 39; THE LIGHTNING

Most of the lightning – 99 percent, originates in the clouds and hits the ground.

The 1% goes in the opposite direction – from the surface to the sky.

These occur almost always in thunderstorms and in high observation points, such as: telecommunication towers, wind turbines, lightning rods or high-rise buildings.

The positively charged current from the high surface is then attracted by the large amount of negative charge concentrated at the base of the aerial clouds.

This attraction then triggers a volley and a huge spark towards the clouds.

Florida is so lightning-active due to its unique geography. The state sees about 70-100 days in the year with at least one storm. Lightning behind a thunder cloud storm on Miami Beach, Florida (image)

Florida is vulnerable to thunderstorms and lightning because it is on a peninsula and has a tropical climate and the humidity and heat they experience. In the photo, lightning strikes a building in Palm Beach (image)

Because of the humidity and heat that they experience, the atmosphere is less stable, making the storms more common there than in the rest of the United States.

Lightning is one of the most deadly meteorological hazards in the Sun State and records the most lightning dead.

Vaisala is a global lightning detection network, which monitors total lightning activity, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Lightning is one of the most deadly meteorological hazards in the Sun State and records the most lightning dead. In the photo, stormy weather approaches Kennedy Space Center, Florida (stock image

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