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Lightning / 2000 Map
This is a depiction of the current lightning activity in the region.  Larger symbols represent more recent strokes.  The count in the upper left corner is the number of strokes detected in the last minute.  The display normally shows the lightning activity in the last 20 minutes, however during times of intense activity we may switch over to a display that only shows the activity in the last minute.

For the newest strokes, cloud-to-ground is shown as a small yellow lightning bolt, and intercloud/intracloud is shown as red triangles.

For older strokes, green and cyan denote cloud-to-ground discharges, and blue and pink denote intercloud/intracloud discharges.

Occasionally, we will switch briefly to a display that shows only CG or IC strokes.  If the screen capture occurs during one of those times, you will see that reflected in the display.

(An image will be uploaded every minute when there is at least some minimal lightning activity.)

This is a graph of the lightning activity over the last hour.  

When showing lightning flashes (the normal mode), the blue-green represents -CG flashes, while the light green represents +CG flashes.  The brighter magenta is -IC and the darker magenta represents +IC flashes.  The flash counts will always be lower (sometimes much lower) than the stroke counts.

When showing strokes, the darker green area represents -CG strokes, while the cyan represents +CG strokes.  Blue is +IC and pink is -IC.

The yellow numbers are the peak flash count and the time it occurred.

DISCLAIMER: Lightning data should not be used for safety applications. Experience has proven that the timeliness, resolutions, and the manner in which lightning data is displayed does not solely support the effective or reliable use of the data in making decisions involving the safety of human life and/or property. The webmaster of is not responsible for any damages or problems caused by the use of lightning and other weather information provided on this site.