LIGHTNING DETECTION IMAGES
THUNDERSTORMS 4TH JULY 2001
|The storms during the early morning of the 4th was the longest running series of storms I can remember.|
|The lightning detection system recorded 55,000 strikes during a 24hr period on the 4th in a 300 mile radius of Bradninch in mid-Devon. This was the best storm since I had the LDS installed back in 1998.|
|One strike that the eye can see can be made up of several strikes merging, so the 55,000 strikes recorded you would not see all of them as many would be very small ones.|
Below are 6 images taken from the LDS every hour starting at 00:30 on the 4th. At the bottom of the page there is an animation of the 6 images showing storms moving in.
SHOWING STORMS MOVING UP FROM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
<Strike rate per minute <Date and time
LIGHTNING ACROSS ALL OF DEVON
LIGHTNING DIRECTLY OVERHEAD
THE STORM AT ITS PEAK NOW
The Electric went out just after this time so no data until 07:00.
STORMS MOVING SLOWLY NORTHWARDS
STORMS NOW MOVING ACROSS SOMERSET
ANIMATION OF THE ABOVE 6 IMAGES
South-West animation centred on Bradninch showing storms moving in
There was numerous new cell growth on the back edge of the main storm from 05:00 and it was this regeneration that kept the storm in our area for such a long time, 6 hrs in total.