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NA_Oct15_24HR

--October is the middle month of meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. --Thunderstorms move from the west at higher latitudes, and from the east in the tropics. --Daily thunderstorms form over Cuba, Hispaniola, and Central America throughout the month. --A broad and somewhat intermittent equatorial trough, also called the Intertropical Convergence Zone, is in an east-west alignment over the eastern North Pacific Ocean and western Atlantic. --Several eastward moving troughs cause thunderstorm outbreaks starting in California, then the Four Corners States, including Arizona. These troughs move east to Texas and adjacent states and result in thunderstorms with heavy rain. --Lightning activity in Canada is minimal. ~Ron Holle

Nov 3, 2015 Webmaster Archive

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--01 to 10 October: A large disorganized region of thunderstorms persists north of Puerto Rico, and again later in the month --01 to 04 October: Very heavy rain in South Carolina is indicated by SE to NW lightning bands, indirectly associated with Hurricane Joaquin. --03 to 04 October: A cyclonic Kona Low lightning pattern is apparent north of Hawaii. --08 to 11 October: A series of small lightning clusters moves W to E south of the Aleutians. --22 to 25 October: Hurricane Patricia comes onshore on the SW Mexican coast and dissipates over the interior mountains. ~Ron Holle

Nov 5, 2015 7:37:46 PM Dave Fincher