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Old 04-30-2018, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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Over 2013-2017 period.


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Old 04-30-2018, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Very interesting...thanks!
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Wow the US is no slouch in the lightning department. And despite what everyone thinks, neither is Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Everyone who thinks Phoenix has no tstorms are way wrong.

And the UK is more like the PNW lol.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Seattle area
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Wow the US is no slouch in the lightning department. And despite what everyone thinks, neither is Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Everyone who thinks Phoenix has no tstorms are way wrong.

And the UK is more like the PNW lol.
West coasts of continents usually have very few thunderstorms.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:09 AM
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Location: Surrey/London
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Wow the US is no slouch in the lightning department. And despite what everyone thinks, neither is Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Everyone who thinks Phoenix has no tstorms are way wrong.

And the UK is more like the PNW lol.
The UK has seen declining thunderstorm days since the 60s. The current decade has something like 1/3 the number of the thunderstorm days of the 60s, and half that of the 70s-90s.
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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This map has some evident differences with the more known NASA map whose period was 1995-2003 (being the one in Central Africa respect to other prominent regions the most important)



Different methods of detection/quantification or variation caused by short period of records?
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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The UK has seen declining thunderstorm days since the 60s. The current decade has something like 1/3 the number of the thunderstorm days of the 60s, and half that of the 70s-90s.

I think we are getting less also. Last few summers were lousy for tstorms. As a kid I seem to remember lots with my grandmother running around with Holy Water lol as she was very afraid of lightning.
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France
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Thanks for the visualized map! Very easy to recognize in a sight. Apparently, Italy is the worst among the western European countries while the eastern part of Ireland is considered one of the safest spot. As you get closer to the Atlantic, it has a better chance to avoid the possibility.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Nice maps. For anyone who doesnt have it save this link. Real time lightning plots. Looks like a big storm approaching Sicily

https://www.lightningmaps.org/#y=38....d=2;dl=2;dc=0;
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Old 05-05-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic, Polabí area.
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West coasts of continents usually have very few thunderstorms.
Well...Europe is exception. IMHO in this area European Cfb/Csa climates are significantly superior to PNW and western coasts of both Americas (Northern/Southern). Mediterranean sea and even eastern Atlantic have higher SST than similar latitudes of eastern Pacific.

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