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--July is the middle month of meteorological summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. --By tracking the latest hours in white, the overhead sun can be seen moving E to W on a daily basis. --Thunderstorms travel W to E over the middle and higher latitudes in both hemispheres, and more slowly from E to W in the tropics. --Daily storms occur in the North American Monsoon over NW Mexico and SW U.S. --The equatorial trough, also called the Intertropical Convergence Zone, becomes better defined later in the month near the equator over the Atlantic and eastern Pacific Ocean. --Large, organized, long-lasting storms move W to E across the southern oceans. --There is more lightning activity over the western part of the Sahara than in many other months. --Daily thunderstorms form over Florida, Cuba, Hispaniola, and Central America. --The major islands of SE Asia have thunderstorms most afternoons due to sea breezes and along the slopes of mountain ranges. ~Ron Holle

Aug 3, 2015 Webmaster Archive

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--Thunderstorms form almost daily over the NE shore of the Black Sea and often move N to NE. --Thunderstorms form in sea breezes along the coasts and inland over the mountains of Morocco and Algeria on many days of the month. --Very little lightning is present over the high plateau of western China. --A nearly stationary large area of lightning is over NE China and eastern Mongolia during the last half of the month. --The Andes provide a sharp western boundary in a generally NNW-SSE line; no lightning occurs over the cold water offshore of the Andes. --Lightning is on the S side of the Himalayas over India every day; storms often move toward the ESE. --Over sub-Saharan Africa, afternoon thunderstorms form daily mainly north of the equator. They tend to move W. --Australia has minimal lightning during July. --Brazil has almost no daily thunderstorms S of 10 degrees S during the month. ~Ron Holle

Aug 5, 2015 9:27:30 PM Dave Fincher

--01 to 03 July: Lightning is occurring along the north slope of Alaska and Yukon Territory. --01 to 05 July: Most of the July lightning over the U.K. is during this period. --04 July: A strong storm moves N to S over northern Italy. --09 July: The farthest north July lightning is north of the New Siberian Islands. --09 to 10, and 12 to 14 July: No lightning is over Western Europe. --10 to 12 July: A cyclonic circulation is apparent over NE India. --13 to 14 July: Derechos form over Wisconsin and move SE during the afternoon on consecutive days; widespread damaging winds occurred in this region. --26 July: A line of storms dives rapidly N to S over Pakistan. --27 to 30 July: A very large nearly stationary cyclonic circulation is over south central Russia. --29 to 31 July: A cyclonic circulation is apparent over the northern Bay of Bengal. ~Ron Holle

Aug 5, 2015 9:27:56 PM Dave Fincher