|One of the most powerful forces in nature,
lightning was once magical, mysterious, and misunderstood.
Historically, myth and legend accounted for lightning with
stories of angry gods and heroes. Today, meteorologists uses
lightning as a tool for analyzing and forecasting the intensity and
movement of thunderstorms. While lightning is still a little mysterious,
meteorologists now understand it and know how to prepare for
it. Of course, every once in a while lightning does still
put on a magic show.