FAQ - Lightning
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Where can I find lightning data?
We do have lightning data available for most US locations. It can be found on our Nexrad Radar page which can be reached from your local forecast page by clicking the "Local Radar" link below the radar thumbnail. You can also find the Nexrad Radar page through the Features bar at the top of all of our pages. It is a new feature, and currently in an early "experimental" phase of integrating StrikeStar into The Weather Underground's NEXRAD Radar product.
StrikeStar is a network of Boltek lightning detectors around the United States and Canada. These detectors all send their data to our central server where the StrikeStar software developed by Astrogenic Systems triangulates their data and presents the results in near real-time.
Please note: Because of errors in sensor calibration and large distances between some sensors, lightning data may display skewed or be missing in certain regions.
If you have a Boltek detector and run Astrogenic's NexStorm software then we would like to hear from you. There are a small number of simple criteria you need to fulfill to join the network. Send an email to: email@example.com for further details.