Lightning tells us more about severe weather than you might imagine.
Did you know that lightning is a key indicator of severe weather and present in most storms? The Earth Networks Total Lightning Network monitors the skies 24/7, 365 days a year for both in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning strikes (aka "total lightning"). When lightning is detected, this global network of lightning sensors automatically issues severe weather alerts to impacted areas - up to 50% faster than other sources. This technology saves lives every day and reviewing the historical data helps us plan ahead for the next severe weather event.
To help you plan ahead, we've compiled the lightning data for the first half of 2019 (January 1 to June 30) into a 17-page report which you can flip through below.
What's included in the report?
- An overview of total lightning activity in the U.S. for the first half of 2019
- Total lightning data for every U.S. state and the Top 100 Counties struck by lightning
- Lightning density maps for the continental U.S. and key geographical regions
- Real-life case studies of 2019 severe weather events (and the lightning behind them) from across the U.S.