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WMO Report Confirms Need for Early Warning Systems

According to the WMO, early warning systems save millions of lives. A recent WMO fact sheet provides supporting evidence as to why these systems help communities, regions and nations avoid disaster.

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Severe Weather Strikes Sydney

Hail, heavy rain and thunderstorms pushed through Sydney, Australia on Saturday, April 25.   There were confirmed reports of 1-2 cm sized hail and accumulating rainfall that flooded some areas of the region.  Australia’s Total Lightning Network detected significant amounts of … Continue reading

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Severe Storms & Tornado Leave Thousands Homeless in Brazil

Several strong storms drove through the western Santa Catarina, Brazil region on Monday, April 20, 2015. There were countless reports of damaged property, downed power lines and trees. The National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) confirmed that the storms produced at … Continue reading

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Protecting Lives & Livelihoods in Australia

Weatherzone, Australia’s leading commercial weather information provider, today announces an agreement with Earth Networks, the operator of the world’s largest and most advanced total lightning detection network. With the agreement, companies in Australia gain improved access to the best lightning … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes and Kills Ugandan Father and Son

A family of four in Bukamboli village, Uganda, were tragically struck by lightning in their home on Wednesday, February 18. Bukamboli, an Iwemba sub-county in Uganda, was hit with strong storms that released heavy rain and produced severe lightning across … Continue reading

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Lightning Kills 2 in Brazil

On January 6, 2015, two men were struck by lightning in Embu, Brazil, a rural area just outside of São Paolo. The two men were attempting to take shelter from a violent storm when they were struck and killed. Two … Continue reading

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New Partnership with Baron Services for Lightning Data

At the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Meeting and Conference in Phoenix this week, we are announcing our partnership with Baron Services to deliver the most complete and precise lightning strike information to motorists, pilots, boaters and broadcasters across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Lightning Kills 4 in Brazil

A violent storm suddenly rolled above the beach at Praia Grande, Brazil, on December 28, catching beachgoers unaware. Tragically, a lightning strike from this storm killed four people on the beach as they huddled to escape the rain under a … Continue reading

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Detecting Total Lightning in Turkey

Data from our Total Lightning Network is now available to enterprises — including aviation, energy and public safety — in Turkey. Our global network detects both in-cloud (intracloud) and cloud-to-ground lightning on continental scales. The network is also provides insight … Continue reading

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Lightning Hits Close to Home

We recently met a woman who was hit by lightning just two miles away from our headquarters. Knowing that her story could help educate many others, she shared what happened on May 27, 2014. This is her story.

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