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#1446764 - 01/01/2018 22:53 Lightning detection could still be improved
Graham M Offline
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Registered: 21/01/2002
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Loc: Boambee East near Coffs Harbou...
Have just been watching very frequent lightning in the clouds over Woolgoolga NSW, and thought I'd check on the BoM's satview that gets data from Weatherzone's "Total Lightning Network". Not a trace.

Had a similar experience about a decade ago, but thought technology may have advanced ...


Edited by Graham M (01/01/2018 22:55)

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#1446767 - 01/01/2018 23:34 Re: Lightning detection could still be improved [Re: Graham M]
Seabreeze Offline
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Loc: South West Rocks, NSW
I just had a look and both BOM's Satview (with lightning on) and WZ's radar (with lightning on) have been showing lightning north of Woolgoolga in the Sandon-Brooms Head cell from about 10:20pm up until 20 minutes ago. Was that the one you were referring to?
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#1446771 - 02/01/2018 06:31 Re: Lightning detection could still be improved [Re: Graham M]
Graham M Offline
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Loc: Boambee East near Coffs Harbou...
When I checked, there was lightning showing up a long way north (probably the cell you're referring to). It might just be possible to see lightning at night that's a hundred kilometres away, but this definitely wasn't. Which is why I put it at Woolgoolga, about thirty kilometres up the coast from me. There was plenty of activity, certainly more than a flash a minute.

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#1446773 - 02/01/2018 08:37 Re: Lightning detection could still be improved [Re: Graham M]
ozone doug Offline
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Loc: Roma SW QLD Eye to the West...
I use this site in conjunction with Weatherzone .Just drag the map over to Australia and bookmark. Found it to be pretty good in watching the lightning flash to the monitor to be seconds usually .Nerd 65 Has a system up and running last time i looked .
https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=nl#m=sat;r=0;t=3;s=0;o=0;b=;n=0;y=-25.6524;x=144.2969;z=4;d=2;dl=2;dc=0;


Edited by ozone doug (02/01/2018 08:40)
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#1446797 - 02/01/2018 12:41 Re: Lightning detection could still be improved [Re: Graham M]
teckert Offline
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a quick check of the radar archive shows no cells in the Woolgoolga area at the time. Only in the above mentioned Brooms Head region, so it must have been that storm.

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#1446862 - 02/01/2018 17:00 Re: Lightning detection could still be improved [Re: Graham M]
Graham M Offline
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Registered: 21/01/2002
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Loc: Boambee East near Coffs Harbou...
No. The lightning was high in the clouds (possibly why it wasn't detected) and there was no precipitation resulting from it. I'm well aware of what the radar archives show and don't show.


Edited by Graham M (02/01/2018 17:09)

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