I think @N8CMQ brought up a good point. What we were originally discussing was the problem of noise from P-Static. Corona effects are created by different means, and are not mitigated the same way. I was not referring to lightning or electrostatic charge. There is a theory that says you increase the likelihood of coronal effect by DC grounding an antenna; as I suggest for mitigating rain or snow static buildup. However, where a "creeper" first reaches up during a storm is dependent on the surrounding terrain of the antenna.