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muckshifter

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I like that map. :thumb:

How on earth can you predict where lightning is about to strike?
F = h / E * P * CAPE

F is the lightning flash rate per area, P is the precipitation rate, and CAPE is the area's "convective available potential energy," a measure that's pretty commonly used in meteorology. It's basically a measure of atmospheric instability (useful for determining when bad weather is going to hit, which makes sense), and it's a measure of how buoyant the air is ... that is, how fast it can be sucked up into the upper atmosphere.

The h over E is the "constant of proportionality" and because it doesn't change no need to worry about it.
:nod: :D
 
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:confused:Well we were promised thunder storms with heavy rain and lightening by the Met Office and all we got was 3 claps of thunder and 1/2 dozen rain drops, it was a good thing the good lady watered the garden last night.:thumb::lol:
 
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