To create those otherworldly jolts of beauty in the sky, thunderstorms require two key ingredients: rapidly rising warm air and a good bit of moisture. Which is why, if you tend to get swept up in the drama of storms — those thick clouds! that howling wind! the whirling danger! — summer is your season. Here, mother nature at her most electric. (Pictured above: Lake Mead, Nevada; 2015.)Scott Olson/Getty Images ZAP! Wild Horizon/UIG via Getty Images SIZZZZLE!
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