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Central America_24HR_Aug_2014

--August is the latter part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. --Nearly all lightning is moving from E to W, except on the far northern portion of the view. --Most lightning over land is during the day, then activity extends to the W over the oceans in many locations during the evening and nighttime hours. --Storms form on most days over Florida, Cuba, Hispaniola, and the eastern shores of Central American countries. --The Caribbean Sea is usually a lightning minimum, which is generally attributed to 1) strong easterly winds, and 2) subsidence from land areas on all sides. ~Ron Holle

Sep 3, 2014 Webmaster Archive

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--02, 06, 11, 16, 21, and 26, and 30 August: Easterly waves (tropical waves) arrive on the east side of this view and move westward over a period of several days. These areas have lightning over both ocean and land, and originate over Africa then move across the Atlantic in the equatorial trough. These are among the best-defined tropical waves shown by GLD360 to date. --27 August: A strong frontal boundary sags N to S across Florida and results in a large arc of lightning defining the southern boundary of drier air arriving from the north. This dry air intrusion is on the west side of Hurricane Cristobal that moved north along the east coast of the US outside the view of this loop. ~Ron Holle

Sep 4, 2014 12:08:46 AM Dave Fincher