dry lightning

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Sun Jul 8 15:23:27 UTC 2007

On Jul 8, 2007, at 8:03 AM, Larry Horn wrote:

> At 7:40 AM -0700 7/8/07, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>> All electricity is equally dry, but according to Rick Reichmuth,
>> _Fox & Friends_ weekend meteorologist, "dry lightning" is the kind
>> that starts a wildfire by striking dry leaves. I don't have the
>> precise quote, but it sounds as though it's a recognized term.
>>   Kind of a poetry thing.
>>   JL
> I know it only from the eponymous Bruce Springsteen song:  etc.

my understanding of "dry lightning" is that it's just lightning not
in a rainstorm.  the expression is almost entirely transparent.


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