North Florida Lightning Tracker

Brought to you by misterweatherman.com
counter
Make sure that your browser is Java enabled...
total count lightning
STORM ANALYSIS STORM THREAT

Radar Storm Track  


graph

 

NOT FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE OR PROPERTY

The electromagnetic signature of lightning strokes varies and is different based on whether it is cloud to cloud, cloud to ground or ground to cloud. A single detector and its processing software is unable to triangulate on a potential strike and so various algorithms have been developed to try to differentiate between electrical noise and actual strikes. Also because there is no triangulation the distance of a strike is dependent on how close that strike was to the "average" strength of a lightning strike. Strong strikes at long distances may look as close as a weak strike at a closer distance (or even closer). It provides a pretty reasonable interpretation of lightning strikes and can provide meteorological information.



www.misterweatherman.com