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General --October is the middle month of meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, and of spring in the Southern Hemisphere. --By tracking the latest hours in white, the overhead sun can be seen moving east to west on a daily basis. --Thunderstorms travel west to east over the middle and higher latitudes in both hemispheres, and move more slowly from varying directions in the tropics. ~Ron Holle

Nov 2, 2018 Webmaster Archive

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Northern Hemisphere --Alaska, Canada, China, Europe, and Russia have infrequent lightning. --The Mediterranean Sea has several large stationary cyclonic circulations. --Over the Indian subcontinent, lightning is more frequent to the south than elsewhere. --Lightning activity over the U.S., the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Mexico, and Central America steadily decreases during the month. ~Ron Holle

Nov 8, 2018 12:29:20 AM Dave Fincher

Tropics --The equatorial trough, also called the Intertropical Convergence Zone, is well defined over the Atlantic, more sporadic over the Eastern North Pacific, and absent in the Indian Ocean. --The major islands and land areas of tropical Southeast Asia have daily thunderstorms in sea breezes and along mountain slopes; they tend to move slowly from east to west. --Over all but the eastern tip of Brazil, daily thunderstorms form, then move from the east or northeast. Individual storms do not travel far or survive into the next day. --Thunderstorm activity is sporadic over Madagascar throughout the month, but decreases over the Sahara. ~Ron Holle

Nov 8, 2018 12:29:32 AM Dave Fincher

Southern Hemisphere --The Andes provide a sharp western boundary in a NNW-SSE line, and no lightning occurs over the cold water offshore of the Andes. --Over Australia, most lightning is in large organized systems moving from west to east. ~Ron Holle

Nov 8, 2018 12:29:43 AM Dave Fincher

--01 to 05 October: Hurricane Leslie is nearly stationary east of Bermuda. --07 to 11 October: Hurricane Michael forms east of the Yucatan Peninsula and move N to U.S. Gulf Coast. --08 to 11 October: Tropical Cyclone Luban moves from ESE to WNW in the Arabian Sea east of Yemen. --09 to 11 October: Tropical Cyclone Titli moves from the SE to NW in the Bay of Bengal to the SE of India. --10 to 16 October: Typhoon Kong-Rey moves from E to W across the northern Philippines toward Japan. --19 to 20 October: Thunderstorm complex forms in southeast Brazil and moves to the NE. ~Ron Holle

Nov 8, 2018 12:31:29 AM Dave Fincher

--19 to 20 October: Thunderstorm complex forms in southeast Brazil and moves to the NE. --20 to 26 October: A strong thunderstorm complex moves W to E across the central and eastern Mediterranean Sea. --21 to 23 October: Large cyclonic system passes south and east of Africa and Madagascar. --21 to 31 October: Super Typhoon Yutu moves from SE to NW to the east, then across the northern Philippines. --25 to 29 October: Large synoptic-scale system moves W to E in North Atlantic, reaching British Columbia and the NW U.S. coastline. --29 to 31 October: Large cyclonic circulation over Iberian Peninsula moves E into Mediterranean. ~Ron Holle

Nov 8, 2018 12:32:01 AM Dave Fincher