Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thought it fit to re-produce this very interesting weather fact from Jesse Ferrell, AccuWeather:
309,959,570 Lightning Strikes in Six Months:
Vaisala, the original lightning detection company that I have profiled before, sent this map showing nearly 310 million lightning strikes on Earth (specifically 309,959,570, they tell me) in the last six months via their Global Lightning Dataset:
The map looks similar to those from NASA's satellite estimates, but because it's only 6 months of data, it doesn't line up perfectly, and these are ground-based, not satellite sensors.
Special Monsoon Watch : An Upper Level trough is spotted in the South East Arabian Sea around Maldives/Lakhadweep Region. This could ...