Does electricity in the air or high humidity help TV signals travel farther? Last night, I was able to get WKBN and WFMJ out of Youngstown at signal levels between 85-90. I'm using a homemade coat-hanger antenna (thats missing an element) inside my garage about 6 feet off the ground. I've gotten WKBN before, but at low levels w/ lots of dropouts.
I was really surprised to be getting such a strong signal last night with my inadaquete setep. The only thing that was different last night was that there was tons of lightning to the west and it was really humid. Any experts know if those atmospheric conditions play a factor?