Category Archives: Lightning

NWA Journal of Meteorology article examines utility of total lightning data in weak shear Appalachian storms

A collaborative effort between VA Tech and the NWS Blacksburg office, funded by the GOES-R program, studied the potential utility of total lightning data (from Earth Networks Inc) in weak shear storms over the Central Appalachian region.   Recently, a summary … Continue reading

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An 8 Year Lightning Climatology of North Carolina

This week is Lightning Safety Awareness Week across the United States.  North Carolina is no stranger to the dangers of lightning; “Storm Data” ranks North Carolina sixth in the U.S. for the number of lightning fatalities between 1995 and 2010. … Continue reading

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Post Mortem Work Continues on the CSTAR HSLC Project

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Recorded presentation on Utility of Total Lightning Data for Single-cell Storm Severity in Central Appalachians

VA Tech graduate student Paul Miler recently completed work that was part of a GOES-R COMET Partner’s Project between VT and NWS Blacksburg on the potential utility of total lightning data (archived data from ENI) in diagnosing the severity of … Continue reading

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NCSU Partners with WFO Raleigh to Investigate Extreme Lightning Days in NC

Lightning is recognized as a significant weather threat to life and property, responsible for multiple deaths and injuries as well as billions of dollars in damage per year. Given these potential dangers, accurate predictions of lightning activity, particularly excessive cloud-to-ground … Continue reading

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Earth Network Total Lightning Data Proves Helpful Once Again

Since late 2011, the NWS Raleigh (RAH) has been evaluating products from Earth Networks Incorporated (ENI), in particular data from ENI Total Lightning Detection Network (ENTLDN).  ENI provided access to their data (real-time and archived) along with a web-based software … Continue reading

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Earth Network Incorporated Total Lightning Use During the Severe Weather Event of 30/31 January 2013

Since late 2011, the NWS Raleigh (RAH) has been evaluating products from Earth Networks Incorporated (ENI), in particular data from ENI Total Lightning Detection Network (ENTLDN).  ENI provided access to their data (real-time and archived) along with a web-based software … Continue reading

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