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--October is the middle month of meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, and of spring in the Southern Hemisphere. --By tracking the latest hours in white, the overhead sun can be seen moving east to west on a daily basis. --Thunderstorms travel west to east over the middle and higher latitudes in both hemispheres, and are stationary or move more slowly from east to west in the tropics. ~Ron Holle

Nov 2, 2016 Webmaster Archive

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Northern Hemisphere --The Indian subcontinent, China, and southern Red Sea have frequent lightning in the first half of October, then reduced activity for the rest of the month. --The major islands and land areas of tropical Southeast Asia have thunderstorms nearly every afternoon due to sea breezes and along mountain slopes. --Squall lines, troughs, and frontal boundaries with moderate lightning frequencies occur over the United States. --October lightning in Europe and Russia is confined to southern and western regions. ~Ron Holle

Nov 4, 2016 6:23:01 PM Dave Fincher

Tropics --The east-west equatorial trough, the Intertropical Convergence Zone, is moderately defined over the Atlantic, and central and eastern Pacific. --The major islands and land areas of Southeast Asia have thunderstorms on most afternoons due to sea breezes and along mountain slopes. --Lightning over Africa is mostly at and south of the Equator. --Central America has frequent lightning throughout the month. ~Ron Holle

Nov 4, 2016 6:23:15 PM Dave Fincher

Southern Hemisphere --Lightning forms daily over the Lake Victoria area of Africa and moves west. --Lightning activity over Australia, southern Africa, and Madagascar steadily increases after the middle of the month. --The Andes provide a sharp western boundary in a NNW-SSE line and no lightning occurs over the cold water offshore of the Andes. --Long lines of thunderstorms occasionally extend to the east and southeast from the southeast coasts of Africa, Australia, and South America. ~Ron Holle

Nov 4, 2016 6:23:27 PM Dave Fincher

--03 to 09 October: Afternoon thunderstorms over Dubai and eastward on the adjacent coast. --06 to 08 October: Hurricane Matthew has a large circulation in lightning in outer rainbands offshore from Florida and the Carolinas. --14 October: Remnant of a west Pacific typhoon approaches Oregon and Washington. --14 to 17 October: Frequent activity over and west of the U.K. --15 to 18 October: Supertyphoon Haima has a circular eyewall signature as it approaches Taiwan from the southeast. --17 to 18 October: Two isolated systems race from the Dakotas into southeast Canada. --24 to 27 October: Large circulation persists west of Spanish Sahara over the Atlantic. --30 October: Widespread thunderstorm activity over Australia. ~Ron Holle

Nov 4, 2016 6:23:43 PM Dave Fincher