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LightningNet

The LightningNet provides near real-time displays of lightning activity in locations around the United States. Lightning detectors such as the Boltek StormTracker listen for radio (RF) signals from lightning strikes, and transmits data to a computer which then plots their location on a map. This map looks similar to a doppler radar and although the system is less sophisticated than radar, it can plot thunderstorm locations fairly well and can even show locations where thunderstorms are beginning to develop (and thus a radar may not show as there is no falling rain yet).

Real-Time Lightning Detection at the weatherUSA.net HQ

Current lightning activity in Columbus, Ohio:

2 strokes per minute | No red alerts | No yellow alerts

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Real-Time Lightning Analysis Display
Disclaimer: Lightning data is provided without warranty of any kind as to accuracy or timeliness. Not for protection of life or property.

Real-Time Lightning Detectors around the United States

(The following detectors are private systems and are not controlled or managed by us)

  
AlabamaClay
Tuscaloosa
  
ArizonaGold Canyon
Mesa
  
CaliforniaSan Luis Obispo
  
ConnecticutNew London County
Sherman
  
FloridaBoynton Beach
Cape Coral
New Port Richey
Orlando
Sarasota
St. Petersburg
  
GeorgiaMarietta
  
IllinoisBatavia
Elgin
Grayville
  
IndianaEvansville
  
KentuckyDanville
Louisville
  
LouisianaMonroe
  
MassachusettsNorton
Plymouth
  
MichiganGrand Rapids
Jenison
Plymouth
  
MinnesotaEly
Grand Marais
St. Cloud
Tracy
  
MississippiVicksburg
  
MissouriDardenne Prairie
Kansas City
Lebanon
  
NebraskaLincoln
  
NevadaLas Vegas
  
New HampshireLisbon
  
New JerseyNavesink
Woolwich Township
  
New YorkBabylon
Rochester
  
North CarolinaAsheville
Concord
Greenville
Little Switzerland
Tobaccoville
  
OhioColumbus
Mansfield
Milford
Randolph
Waynesville
  
PennsylvaniaFairless Hills
Folcroft
Reading
State College
  
Rhode IslandCharlestown
  
TennesseeHuntland
Johnson City
Putnam County
  
TexasBergheim
Coppell
Houston
Houston
Lubbock
Taylor
  
UtahSouth Weber
  
VirginiaRoanoke
Yorktown
  
WisconsinEau Claire
Madison