Wide Area Storm
Probe-2 Networked Lightning Data
(5 min updates)
TRAC Report (single
detector) Real-Time Java
Display (single dectector)
Non Java Display 5
minute updates (single detector)
lightning detection system)
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above* is from the Wide
Area Storm Probe-2 program. WASP-2 is a real-time data viewer and analyzer
intended for monitoring lightning activity captured by a
Locator Network. The point sources providing this data to StrikeStar are
LD250 lightning detectors manufactured by the Boltek
Corporation. The JAT Observatory is one of the point sources that provides
lightning data to the StrikeStar network. The data from
detectors located across
the country is processed in real-time by the StikeStar server. After
processing the composite data from all the detectors is transmitted back
to the observatory's weather station computer. That data is then plotted in near
real-time on a map of North America with a
NextRad weather radar overlay.
The map above with lightning data for a 300 km radius of the observatory is then uploaded to this website
in 5 minute intervals.
* The lightning data image may not be linked to or displayed on
another website without permission from the JAT Observatory.
All data uploaded to this webpage is done so as a courtesy and should be
considered experimental data.
This data should not be used to make decisions involving
the protection of life or property.
on lightning safety consult the
Lightning Safety Institute.
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