Nature of storms
What are the benefits of storms?
So, even though thunderstorms are dangerous, they can be a great help. They give summer water, cool the earth, and clean the air. Lightning balances the earth's electricity and helps fertilize the soil.
How does rain help the environment?
Rainwater systems counteract storm water run-off and thereby reduce flooding, erosion, and ground water contamination. Taking water out of our lakes, reservoirs, and rivers also affects ground water. On the other hand, irrigating with rainwater helps replenish groundwater supplies.
Are thunderstorms good for the Earth?
Thunderstorms are a great way for the atmosphere to release energy. When warm moist air meets colder drier air, the warm air rises, the water vapor condenses in the air, and forms a cloud. Thunderstorms also help keep the Earth in electrical balance.