IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Lightning Counts

Posted: 12 Jul 2022 05:30 AM

Strong thunderstorms rolled through the state early Monday morning with damaging winds. One way to visualize the path is to create a heat map of lightning flashes as shown by the featured map. The map presents data courtesy of the National Lightning Detection Network with just over 33,000 lightning flashes logged between Sunday evening and noon on Monday. Each pixel in the grid display represents a 2 kilometer a-side square box with the colors representing the number of flashes counted within each box according to NLDN.

Good = 14
Bad = 2