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 Updated19-Nov-2019 11:45am @ 
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@ 19-Nov-2019 11:45am
75.6°F Warmer 0.4°F than last hour.
Temp Change: °F /hr
Cloudy, Dry  Cloudy, Dry
Feels Like: 76 °F
Humidity: 27
Dew Point: 39.2 °FIncreased 0.4°F since last hour.
Wind: Calm

Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.85 in Falling 0.045 inHg/hour
Solar Rad: 44%
262 W/m2
UV Index: 1.3
Rain Today: 0.00 in
Rain Rate: 0.000 in
Rain Month: 0.05 in
Rain Year: 7.11 in


Sunrise: 7:03 am
Sunset: 5:23 pm
Moonrise: 11:14 pm
Moonset: 1:14 pm
Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon, Moon age: 21 days,17 hours,28 minutes,55%

Daily Min/Max

Today's High Temp: 75.7°F
Today's Low Temp: 54.6°F
Today's High Humidity: 40%
Today's Low Humidity: 23%
Today's High Dewpoint: 39.2°F
Today's Low Dewpoint: 27.7°F
Today's High Barometric Pressure: 29.921 in/Hg
Today's Low Barometric Pressure: 29.852 in/Hg
Today's High Wind Speed: 5.0 mph
High UV:
High Solar:
745 W/m2
Today's High Rain Rate: 0.000 in/min
Today's High
Hourly Rain Rate:
0.000 in/hr
Days Since
Last Rain:
12 Days

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12 Hour Lightning Flash Rate History:
The yellow number is the peak flash rate count and the time it occurred.
lightning 12 hour flash history

This is a graph of the lightning activity over the last 12 hours.  The darker green lines represents -CG flashes,
while the cyan represents +CG. (CG) = Cloud to Ground Lightning flashes. 
Blue is +IC and pink is -IC. (IC) = Inter/Intra Cloud Lightning flashes.

Updated:  19-Nov-2019 11:45am  @    
Detector Status:
A regional thundershower has been detected.
Cloud to Ground Flash* Color Key:
  <60 sec     < 5 min  
  <10 min     <15 min 
  <30 min     <60 min  
* See Table below (Lightning Flash Analysis Key) to identify all strike classifications displayed on this map
Lightning Map
lightning Map
Storm Analytical Key:
Storm Cells:
Distant (46-64 mi)  T-Shower  to the South-Southeast at 164 (067 strokes/min/°, Energy: 60%, Severity: 12, CG%: 82%)
Distant (62-76 mi)  T-Shower  to the South-Southwest at 197 (089 strokes/min/°, Energy: 73%, Severity: 17, CG%: 80%)
Distant (47-66 mi)  T-Shower  to the South at 188 (051 strokes/min/°, Energy: 69%, Severity: 9, CG%: 85%)
Regional (30-52 mi)  T-Shower  to the Southwest at 236 (008 strokes/min/°, Energy: 77%, Severity: 1, CG%: 68%)
Distant (137-169 mi)  T-Shower  to the South-Southeast at 152 (045 strokes/min/°, Energy: 51%, Severity: 15, CG%: 63%)
Flash Rate: 29/min
Stroke Rate: 36/min
Noise Rate: 19/min
Flashes in last 60 min Strokes in last 60 min Current Information
Total Flashes: 1288
+CG Flashes: 163
-CG Flashes: 774
+IC Flashes: 116
-IC Flashes: 235
Strong Flashes: 0
Total Strokes: 1709
+CG Strokes: 199
-CG Strokes: 1126
+IC Strokes: 131
-IC Strokes: 253
CID Strokes: 0
Ratio of Strokes per Flash: 1.41
Current Storms: 5
Close Storms: 0
Num of Red Alerts: 0
Num of Yellow Alerts: 4
Flash Rate Trend: 9.4%
Stroke Rate Trend: -19.6%
Detection Rate Trend: -19.6%
Daily Records
All Flashes: 4279
All Strokes: 5474
All CID: 0
All Strong Flashes: 0
All Noises: 6410
+ve IC Flashes: 453
-ve IC Flashes: 530
+ve CG Flashes: 729
-ve CG Flashes: 2567
+ve IC Strokes: 485
-ve IC Strokes: 568
+ve CG Strokes: 833
-ve CG Strokes: 3567
Daily Record Rates
Peak Flash Rate: 41/min @ 11:00:23 AM
Peak Strong Flash Rate: 0/min @ 12:00:00 AM
Peak Stroke Rate: 55/min @ 11:22:36 AM
Peak CID Rate: 0/min @ 12:00:00 AM
Peak Noise Rate: 34/min @ 10:54:44 AM
All Time Record Rates
Record Flash Count: 287/min @ 12:23:16 PM on Monday, September 23, 2019
Record Strong Flash Count: 11/min @ 5:27:40 PM on Monday, September 23, 2019
Record Stroke Count: 1527/min @ 6:29:25 PM on Monday, September 23, 2019
Record CID Count: 2/min @ 6:34:01 PM on Monday, September 23, 2019
Record Noise Count: 3708/min @ 5:42:00 PM on Monday, November 11, 2019
All Time Daily Records
Record Total Flash Count: 76583 on Monday, September 23, 2019
Record Total Strong Flash Count: 203 on Monday, September 23, 2019
Record Total Stroke Count: 189987 on Monday, September 23, 2019
Record Total CID Count: 9 on Monday, September 23, 2019
Record Total Noise Count: 167154 on Monday, September 23, 2019
More Lightning & Storm Information:
Southwestern U.S Lightning Forecast:
Lightning Forecast
Lightning forecast map courtesy of the NWS
Disclaimer: Do NOT ever base important decisions on this data
L2K Display script courtesy of Matangi Weather
Charts by Highcharts
L2k   v1.52

Real time lightning detection is here, just in time to track the monsoon season thunderstorms. The lightning detection system consists of a Boltek™ lightning detector with lightning analysis performed by Lightning 2000™ from Aninoquisi Software.

Page Updates Every 1 to 2 Minutes:
Number in upper left corner of display represents the number of Flashes in the last minute.
The bar above count Number represents the storm threat potential;
Green = Low Risk , Yellow = Medium Risk and Red = High Risk

Lightning Flash Analysis Key

Type of Lightning BoltFlash
  + (CG)   Postive Cloud to Ground Flashes < 1 Min Last 5 Min Last
10 Min
  - (CG)   Negative Cloud to Ground Flashes < 1 Min Last 5 Min Last
10 Min
  + (CG)   Postive Intercloud/Intracloud Flashes < 1 Min Last 5 Min Last
10 Min
  - (CG)   Negative Intercloud/Intracloud Flashes < 1 Min Last 5 Min Last
10 Min
 - + (CID)   Compact Intercloud Discharge Flashes < 1 Min Last 5 Min Last
10 Min
    Step Leader Lightning Strikes < 1 Min Last 5 Min Last
10 Min

For Lightning flashes 10 minutes or older, the flashes appear in the following colors;

Green (-CG) and Cyan (+CG) denotes cloud-to-ground lightning discharges,
Fuchsia (+ IC) and Purple (- IC) denotes intercloud/intracloud discharges,
(CID) Compact Intercloud discharges will appear Orange
and Step Leader strikes will appear Yellow

At 15 Minutes Flashes appear as squares, At 30 Minutes Flashes appear as (X)'s,
At 60 Minutes Flashes appear as (+)'s.

Note: The Sizes of Flash images decrease with age up to 60 minutes.

Disclaimer Note: We have completed the calibration process of the storm ranging. Most Storms should now be correctly range, although due the limitations of the Boltek single antenna lightning system, some storms may be initially ranged incorrectly. Usually this corrects itself when multiple lightning strikes have occured, this allows a better analysis to be performed by the lightning 2000 software. Remember do not based your outdoor plans or activities solely on the lightning information provided here, this lightning display is for informational purposes only, and not intended to be used, for the protection of life or property. Remember to follow the, Lightning Safety Rules!, especially if thunderstorms are nearby!

Additional Live Lightning Links:

Aninoquisi Lightning Detector Map

Lightning Explorer Free Page

Pepper Ridge North Valley - Southwest Lightning

Microsferics Real-Time Lightning - North America

Microsferics Real-Time Lightning - Regional New Feature

Weather Bus Lightning Gold Canyon, Az

Nexstorm Testing Page

Please Stay Safe this Summer and Observe the following;
Lightning Safety Rules!

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Radar Updates Approximately Every 10 Minutes
Station Location is marked CW3794

Southwestern Weather Network - Radar and Lightning!

   This map displays a view of lightning data and radar - Over the entire Southwestern United States!

SWN Lightning/Radar

Regional Lightning data/Radar Map Courtesy of Astrogenic and StrikeStar US.
Data supplied by Southwestern Weather Network members and others.

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 Pepper Ridge North Valley Random Weather Facts

Most of the severe weather is seen in the Phoenix Metro area, occurs durning the Monsoon, usually associated with our summer Thunderstorms, and damage is usually caused by micro bursts--not tornadoes. A "micro burst" is a small area of rapidly descending air beneath a thunderstorm. When the descending air hits the ground, it quickly spreads out in all directions, causing very strong, straight-line winds. These winds are commonly as strong as 40-60 mph but can exceed 100 mph at times. Micro bursts occur over a rather small space-scale, typically the area affected is less than 2.5 miles in diameter.::

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