Originally Posted by stubborn_narut0
lightning ionizes the air which is why electricity (lightning) can pass through it, if you could somehow use wind to produce a vacuum then lighting would be non-existent in the vacuum and in that way its clear that wind > lightning
Lightning is the result of air particles that have been ionized (plasma). However, it is incorrect to say that the lightning itself causes the air to ionize. http://science.howstuffworks.com/lightning2.htm
Although not the gold standard in scientific literature, "How Stuff Works" does give a nice dumbed down explanation.
Seriously, guys, trying to use modern science to explain Naruto element properties is asking for failure. Next thing we known some idiot is going to try to use modern science to explain Ying/Yang manipulation....