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Scott M. Steiger, Tyler Kranz, and Theodore W. Letcher

typical organizations] occur when a continental/maritime polar (cP/mP) air mass is modified via heat and moisture fluxes by a large body of water (in this case, Lake Ontario), leading to the development of moist convection. The surface-based convective cloud tops generally range between 1 and 4 km above ground level (AGL), and the storms form in bands that are approximately 10–25 km wide and parallel to the mean boundary layer wind direction. b. Lake-effect lightning Winter lightning has been observed

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