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--January is the middle month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. --Most thunderstorms at higher latitudes move from west to east, while they move from varying directions in tropical regions. --The major islands and land areas of tropical Southeast Asia have thunderstorms nearly every afternoon in sea breezes and along mountain slopes, but no persistent direction of motion. --Several systems move west to east over the Mediterranean Sea through the period of the loop. --Lightning is very frequent over Australia, southern Africa, and Madagascar during the period of the loop. --Lightning over Africa is frequent to the south of the Equator but has minimal organization for more than a few hours during the period of the loop. --The Indian subcontinent, China, and southern Red Sea have minimal lightning. --Lightning is present nearly every day over and near Japan through the period of the loop, including its west coast. ~Ron Holle

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--13 to 18, 20 to 24, and 30 January: Japan’s lightning is concentrated along the west coast. --17 to 23 January: Cyclonic circulations are mostly stationary over the western Mediterranean Sea. --26 to 27 January: Large cyclonic circulation is apparent over northwest Australia. --27 to 28 January: Long squall line moves across Japan. ~Ron Holle

Feb 3, 2017 7:14:03 PM Dave Fincher