Southern Penobscot County, Maine is currently under an “airport weather warning” for cloud to ground lightning. The alert is in effect from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. It is 56 degrees, pouring and hailing with thunder and lightning. The storm is currently traveling east across Maine showing more storms on the way. The storm rolled in fast. The sky got went from blue to dark clouds and then came the rain, hail, thunder and lightning.
The humidity is at 74 percent. The cold and the humidity are the cause of thunderstorms. Heat rises, and when hot air get trapped under colder air, it creates an imbalance in the atmosphere. Thunderstorms rebalance the atmosphere.
Currently planes are grounded at the Bangor International Airport, due to the cloud to ground lighting. The alert, again ends at 3:30 p.m. The temperature will continue to drop as the storms pass through, showing that the atmosphere is balancing itself once again. Humidity levels have already dropped to 53 percent.
By Jeanette Smith
Source:The Weather Channel: Forecast for Penobscot County