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Author Topic: Watch lightning strikes in real-time  (Read 3364 times)

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Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« on: June 23, 2014, 02:09:34 PM »
Pretty cool map visual...with sound.  :)






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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 04:50:36 PM »
In South Florida it is so flat that lightning often hits the ground.  During a heavy storm it sounds like an artillery barrage.  Especially downtown Miami the sound bounces off the buildings.  In fact it's almost as loud as the guys driving Ferraris with glass packs. 


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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 08:01:22 PM »
Impressive  :up:

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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 10:12:23 PM »
In South Florida it is so flat that lightning often hits the ground.  During a heavy storm it sounds like an artillery barrage.  Especially downtown Miami the sound bounces off the buildings.  In fact it's almost as loud as the guys driving Ferraris with glass packs.

Yay Florida ... I can never remember if we're 3rd of 5th in the world. But it's a wild show at times either way.

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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 01:06:28 AM »
In South Florida it is so flat that lightning often hits the ground. 

It's so flat, that when I moved there as a teen, I remember thinking the sky looked weird...dome shaped.

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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 05:26:05 AM »
Glass packs?  I haven't heard that term in a long time.  Also known as Cherry Bombs or Smittys.   :P

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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 05:54:46 AM »
Glass packs?  I haven't heard that term in a long time.  Also known as Cherry Bombs or Smittys.   :P

Yup.  I'm showing my age.  I have a feeling I'm going to feel my age soon.  Now I know why vampires don't show a reflection.  They can't stand to be reminded how old they are.  :)  I try to dodge mirrors whenever possible.  :)

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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 05:56:13 AM »
In South Florida it is so flat that lightning often hits the ground. 

It's so flat, that when I moved there as a teen, I remember thinking the sky looked weird...dome shaped.

A lot of things are warped in South Florida sad to say.  :)

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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2014, 11:58:55 AM »
Glass packs?  I haven't heard that term in a long time.  Also known as Cherry Bombs or Smittys.   :P

They still call them that around here. Except around here it is either some whacked out little Asian import with one on it and an obnoxious buzzing noise instead of a proper grumble or somebody's lifted and mud-knobbed swamp truck that you have to wonder how its street legal with 72" tractor tires. Those at least have the proper sound, usually featuring big block V-8 power.


What interests me about this map is how the lightning is detected from such incredible range. I'm rather interested in finding out how the sensors actually work, since they seem to be able to register South Florida lightning from all the way up in New York.

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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2014, 04:49:17 PM »
Glass packs?  I haven't heard that term in a long time.  Also known as Cherry Bombs or Smittys.   :P

Yup.  I'm showing my age.  I have a feeling I'm going to feel my age soon.

Am I showing my age when I say I have no idea what either of you are talking about?


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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2014, 05:23:44 PM »
Glass packs?  I haven't heard that term in a long time.  Also known as Cherry Bombs or Smittys.   :P

Yup.  I'm showing my age.  I have a feeling I'm going to feel my age soon.

Am I showing my age when I say I have no idea what either of you are talking about?

Is that because you are too young to have heard the term or too old to remember it?  Heh heh.

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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2014, 06:49:25 PM »
What interests me about this map is how the lightning is detected from such incredible range. I'm rather interested in finding out how the sensors actually work, since they seem to be able to register South Florida lightning from all the way up in New York.
ahh, I was wondering what those lines indicated - yeah, they're often the other side of the continent :tellme:
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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2014, 05:31:35 AM »
Deozaan, they are the muffler on a car.  but they are not stock mufflers.  Glass packs are usually a little louder that stock.  If done correctly they will have that sweet rumble sound and cackle when you back off the throttle.

What SeraphimLabs is talking about is your 4 and 6 cylinders sound like a buzz or sometime a sewing machine.

And then you have those, usually pickups that are just LOUD and sound horrible.  :(

Sorry for the hijack  :-[

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Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2016, 04:15:14 AM »
Looking at this site again, I see they have 'dynamic' maps which can also be made full screen.
http://en.blitzortun...ive_dynamic_maps.php

Here's a detail of one with 'Hybrid' (satellite/etc) setting:

Screenshot - 2016-07-21 , 11_19_13.jpg
Tom