Lightning Strikes, 2004 Baltimore Storm (IMAGE) Princeton University, Engineering School Caption This shows the pattern of lightning strikes near Baltimore and Washington, D.C. during the rare and extreme 2004 thunderstorm. The number of strikes for a given area can be found in the center of concentric yellow circles. Much of the lightning during the 2004 storm wrapped around the western edges of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., to the south. "It's as if all of a sudden the lightning can 'feel' the city," said Nteleko, a Princeton graduate student in civil and environmental engineering who is a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson School’s Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy program. Credit Courtesy Alexander Ntelekos, Princeton University School of Engineering Usage Restrictions Please credit the illustration to Princeton University. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.