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--March is the first month of meteorological autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. --Most lightning over land is during the day. --The Andes usually provide a sharp western boundary in a generally NNW-SSE line and no lightning occurs over the cold water offshore of the Andes. --The equatorial trough, also called the Intertropical Convergence Zone, is often active over the Atlantic during much of the month, and occasionally noted over the Eastern Pacific. --Over interior regions of the Amazon basin, thunderstorms move from the E near the equator and from the NE farther south. --At higher latitudes to the south, storms generally move from W to E. --In the southern portion of the continent, frequent clearing of lightning is apparent from south to north as cold fronts and attendant sinking dry air arrive to minimize lightning. ~Ron Holle

Apr 1, 2015 Webmaster Archive

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--06 to 08 March: An area of lightning moves W to E from the South Pacific Ocean to reach the southern tip of South America. --20 to 22 March: A strong line of thunderstorms forms over central Argentina and splits; part moves north to Paraguay and the other moves east over the Atlantic before dissipating. --22 to 24 March: An area of thunderstorms forms over Peru and moves east. --23 to 25 March: Lightning activity persists offshore of central Peru. ~Ron Holle

Apr 2, 2015 6:22:10 PM Dave Fincher