Contest #510: Lake Maracaibo / Catatumba River, Venezuela

A unique combination of winds blowing off of the Lake Maracaibo, equatorial heat, and a 3-sided box of mountains causes an atmospheric phenomenon commonly referred to as Catatumba Lighting or Relámpago del Catatumbo. Thunderstorms rage here on average nearly 260 days per year. These storms generate 10 hours of lighting, nearly 300 strikes per hour causing this place to be described as “The Most Electric Place on Earth.”

I’m “shocked” to say that the following people got it before the hint:

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy

While these people dodged the lightning and only got 1 point

  • Eloy Cano
  • David Kozina
  • mehmet durmus

A hearty congratulations to Phil Ower and Eloy Cano for nearly perfect series wins.