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--October is the middle month of spring in the Southern Hemisphere, and autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. --The equatorial trough, also called the Intertropical Convergence Zone, is active early and late in the month over the Atlantic Ocean. --Frequent organized lines of lightning move W onto the Atlantic Ocean from West Africa from Senegal southward. --Thunderstorm initiation occurs over Ethiopia on many days and moves W or SW across the continent. --Almost no lightning occurs over the Sahara, except along the Mediterranean coast. --Frequent lightning activity is along the coast of Yemen and Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea. --Southern Africa is lightning-free until first spring strokes arrive in Namibia, then thunderstorms increase through the month to the south. ~Ron Holle

Nov 5, 2014 Webmaster Archive

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--10 October: Squall line moves W and expands as it leaves western Tanzania in a bowed shape. Similar storms occur on several other days throughout the tropical regions during the month. --14 to 18 October: Large storm complexes move E from South Africa. --18 to 21 October: A well-organized stationary mid-latitude cyclone is evident west of Morocco. --24 to 26 October: Organized mostly stationary low over Greece and surrounding regions. ~Ron Holle

Nov 10, 2014 6:00:46 PM Dave Fincher