Southern Ontario Blitzortung Lightning

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Blitzortung Station #706 Running (Rogers City-RED, United States / Michigan) - click for details. Station #1076 Interference (Komoka, Ontario, Canada) - click for details. Station #1110 Running (Ferndale, United States / Michigan) - click for details. Station #1128 Running (Naples-1, United States / New York) - click for details. Station #1154 Running (Rochester, United States / New York) - click for details. Station #1162 Running (Port Huron, United States / Michigan) - click for details. Station #1188 Running (Toronto, Canada) - click for details. Station #1199 Running (Waterville, United States / Ohio) - click for details. Station #1324 Running (Beamsville, Ontario, Canada) - click for details. Station #1346 Running (Bobcaygeon, Canada) - click for details. Station #1682 Running (Rogers City-BLUE, United States / Michigan) - click for details. Station #1702 Running (Ontario, United States / New York) - click for details. Station #668 Offline (Stow, MA, United States / Massachusetts) - click for details. Station #1079 Offline (Imlay City, United States / Michigan) - click for details. Station #1494 Offline (Weyers Cave, United States / Virginia) - click for details. Station #1855 Offline (Markham, Canada) - click for details.

Lightning Map Courtesy of Blitzortung.org hobbyist lightning detection network.
Data supplied by Blitzortung network members using their home-built Blitzortung hardware.

The Blitzortung networks members build (from kit parts) the detector which monitors H-field (and now can do E-field) emissions from lightning strikes, and has a set of servers in Europe to correlate the Time-Of-Arrival at detectors v.s. GPS-time and uses that to locate strikes. There is a great (and somewhat hypnotic) realtime map for North America where you can see real-time strike info, and which stations participated in the location of that strike. There is a companion site that offers the same data and uses a zoomable Google Map for display.

For those interested in more information about Blitzortung, there is a Blitzortung forum in the US at WXForum.net and a public forum .. to access the internal forum, there, you'll need to have a Blitzortung member id.