Applications Library :: Lightning provides advanced leadtime for tornado event



Title: Total lightning provides advanced leadtime for tornado event
Time: 7 minutes
Date:  March 2, 2o12
Region: CONUS East / Southeast
Author (s): Geoffrey Stano (NASA/SPoRT), Kris White (HUN), Brian Carcione (HUN),
Product(s): LMA Total Lightning – Source (i.e Event) Density
Application Area: Severe Weather, Public
Feature: Tornado
Instrument(s): LMA
Goes well with: Radar reflectivity and velocity, NLDN


Total lightning trends provide a proxy to storm stage and a “jump” in activity can be a precursor to severe weather. This case demonstrates the application of total lightning source density (similar to ‘Events’ from GLM) along with radar data to anticipate severe weather, which resulted in a torndo event. Note that slides 15-19 of this training highlight the case.


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