72 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2007-02-10 12:13:16
Updated: 2007-02-10 12:13:16
Posted February 10, 2007
By Matthew TempleMIKE MOSS SAYS: Matthew, "Heat Lightning" is a term that describes regular lightning seen from too far away to discern the individual lightning bolt. Instead, all that is seen is a reflection of the flash off of clouds, or light from the distant flash scattered by air molecules and haze. Usually, the storm producing the lightning is more than ten miles away, roughly the distance at which thunder is no longer audible.