What Comes First Thunder or Lightning?

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Lightning is seen before thunder is heard because light travels faster than sound. The sudden increase in pressure and temperature from lightning produces rapid expansion of the air surrounding and within the bolt of lightning. This expansion of air creates a sonic shock wave which produces the sound of thunder.
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Thunder and lightning both occur at the same instant. If you are observing them from a distance, then you perceive the lightning first, because the light travels to you much faster
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Lightning occurs first, because lightning causes thunder. The electric spark
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Thunderstorms develop when warm, moist air rises to join cold air high in the atmosphere. When the humid air rises and meets the cold air, large clouds form. When the clouds become
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Actually, the flash of a lightning strike and resulting thunder occur at roughly the same time!
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The lightning always comes first before the thunder. You need to have lightning to have thunder. The lightning is responsible for triggering the thunder we hear. You can find more information here: http://weblogs.wgntv.com/chicago-weather/tom-skilling-blog/2008/08/what-comes-first-thunder-or-li.html
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