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General --January is during peak of Southern Hemisphere lightning activity. --By tracking the latest hours in white, the sun can be seen to be overhead and moving from east to west on a daily basis. --The equatorial trough, also called the Intertropical Convergence Zone, is usually not very strong in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific. --Over the middle and higher latitudes in both hemispheres, systems are traveling west to east. --There is not much motion to thunderstorms within the equatorial tropics. ~ Ron Holle

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--01 to 05, 10 to 11, 27 to 28 January: Several thunderstorm systems move from NW to SE over Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. --02 to 04 January: Large organized storms move into Western Europe. --05 to 06 January: A strong and well organized line of thunderstorms moves W to E between Tasmania and SE Australia. --07 to 09 January, and other times: Well-organized areas of thunderstorms move E from Argentina and Uruguay. This feature occurs E of large land masses in the middle latitudes, and is also apparent E or SE of North America, Japan, South Africa, and Australia during this loop. --08 to 11 September: Several areas of thunderstorms move SW to NE from the SW coast of the island of Borneo. --11 to 12, 24 to 26 January: Lightning clears from S to N over Argentina and Uruguay as cold fronts advect dry sinking air from poleward regions. ~ Ron Holle

Feb 3, 2014 10:21:30 PM Dave Fincher

--12 January: A very well-defined sea breeze occurs along all of the west coast of Australia. --12 to 15 January: Two well-organized squall lines move across the SE United States into the Atlantic Ocean. --14 to 16, and 25 to 26 January: A significant thunderstorm complex moves W to E across the Mediterranean Sea. --15 to 17 January: A circulation is evident over the N coast of Australia, likely due to a tropical cyclone. --17 January: A strong system enters NW Africa from Spain, and then dies over the Sahara. --19 to 23 January: A thunderstorm system leaves Argentina and travels almost continuously across the ocean to South Africa. ~ Ron Holle

Feb 3, 2014 10:21:49 PM Dave Fincher