This site from NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory provides answers to a variety of questions related to lightning and its behavior. You'll see what causes lightning and thunder, why there is not very much lightning in the winter, and how lightning can be detected. Also, you'll find out how to stay safe when lightning is around.
National Severe Storm Laboratory. Severe Weather Primer: Lightning. Norman: National Severe Storm Laboratory, July 4, 2004. http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/ (accessed 18 May 2013).
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