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--November is the last 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 are stationary or move more slowly from east to west in the tropics. ~Ron Holle

Dec 1, 2016 Webmaster Archive

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Northern Hemisphere --Lightning occurs in several episodes along the west coasts of Canada and Alaska in November. --The major islands and land areas of tropical Southeast Asia have thunderstorms nearly every afternoon in sea breezes and along mountain slopes. --Several well-organized lines of thunderstorms extend from southwest to northeast over the eastern half of the United States. --The Indian subcontinent, China, and southern Red Sea have minimal lightning. --Frequent systems move west to east over the Mediterranean Sea through the month. -- Europe lightning in November is confined to southern and western regions. ~Ron Holle

Dec 6, 2016 12:49:39 AM Dave Fincher

Tropics --The east-west equatorial trough, the Intertropical Convergence Zone, is best defined over the eastern Atlantic, and is less continuous over the central and eastern Pacific. --The major islands and land areas of Southeast Asia have thunderstorms on most afternoons due to sea breezes and along mountain slopes. --Central America has moderate lightning through the month. ~Ron Holle

Dec 6, 2016 12:49:51 AM Dave Fincher

Southern Hemisphere --Lightning is very frequent over Australia, southern Africa, and Madagascar in November. --Lightning forms daily over the Lake Victoria area of Africa and moves west. --Most lightning over Africa is south of the Equator during November. --Lightning is very frequent over Australia, southern Africa, and Madagascar throughout November. --The Andes provide a sharp western boundary in a NNW-SSE line and no lightning occurs over the cold water offshore of the Andes. --Long lines of thunderstorms occasionally extend to the east and southeast from the southeast coasts of Africa, Australia, and South America. ~Ron Holle

Dec 6, 2016 12:50:02 AM Dave Fincher

--02 to 03 November: Major squall line from southwest to northeast over Argentina. --02 to 05 November: Large cyclonic system is over Pacific Ocean west of Canada and northwest United States. Several weaker storms occur in the same region through the month. --05 to 07 November: Large squall line moves eastward toward New Zealand. --05 to 07 November: Large region of lightning offshore moves across Morocco. --08 to 09 November: Large extratropical cyclonic circulation northeast of Bermuda. --11 to 13 November: Organized thunderstorm complex moves northeast from South Africa. --19 to 20 November: Nearly continuous line of lightning from Mexico to Canada over the United States. --20 to 21 November: A strong line of lightning forms over the Democratic Republic of the Congo and moves west. --29 to 30 November: Severe weather outbreaks occur in the southeast United States. ~Ron Holle

Dec 6, 2016 12:50:20 AM Dave Fincher