Lightening site showing where there have been lightening strikes

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basquesteve
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Lightening site showing where there have been lightening strikes

#1 Post by basquesteve »

Having had damage to sensitive electrical equipment many times in the past I use a German site, LightningMaps.org it is available via Google free As soon as I see a flash or hear a bang I check it out, it seems very accurate. When its getting closer I have time to pull all the plugs out then use the mobile until it goes away, Worked for me the last 5 years

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Lightening site showing where there have been lightening strikes

#2 Post by exile »

Yes. It's an excellent site but here it seems it can have some failures. We have had occasion of thunder quite close by that does not show up on the site. I suspect that we are in a bit of a blind spot and if for some reason a detector goes down, they cannot pinpoint the strike*.

So while I thoroughly recommend the site, it is not the be all and end all so don't rely on it 100%. Having said that I do use it to track storms approaching - usually from the South or West.

* They rely on volunteers installing detectors that then triangulate where the strike has occurred - I assume through time lapse. (Always dangerous to assume though.)

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Lightening site showing where there have been lightening strikes

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Humanity landed on the moon over fifty years ago but it seems too much to ask for a reliable telephone/internet service in rural France.

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Lightening site showing where there have been lightening strikes

#4 Post by exile »

They are one in the same which is why lightningmaps points to blitz. Although the presentation is a bit different, I think this is essentially a question of the language used for the site name - English versus German. Blitz does link to the equipment needed to join the detector group but without being any way derogatory it does seem to be a bit nerdy with a need to do quite a bit of construction to the detector.

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Lightening site showing where there have been lightening strikes

#5 Post by niemeyjt »

The above site does not work for me - some Javascript trickery triggers my browser security, I guess.

I use: https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en

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