Note: The data supplied by this site is not to be used for protection of life and property.
SPARK™ Compact Lightning eXplorer is a Java™ MIDlet for cell phones. SPARK.CLX™ works similarly to StormVue but is optimized for usage on small devices, in particular cell phones, and has user initiated reloading of data as opposed to the automatic reloading in StormVue.
To learn more and see if SPARK™
will work with your cell phone, go to following page:
Most newer phones will work.
The detector is located
just north of Wilkie, Saskatchewan, Canada which is located in the west central
part of the province. Coverage includes most of southern Saskatchewan and
neighbouring Alberta The central location allows it to also pick up
strikes well into the northern parts of both provinces.
Barker Farms is a member of the StrikeStarTM US Networked Lightning Locator System which links real-time single antenna detectors around the world.
(up to 1200 km Range)
Note: The map
will display the best range for the current activity. From 25 - 1200 km.
The strike counter is reset at midnight each day
Thunderstorm Color Strike rate/min Classification
Green 1-10 Weak Yellow 11-49 Moderate Red > 50 Strong or Severe
Storm identification number V-4474. Dominating CG strike polarity is positive, last recorded strike rate per minute = 1, the strike rate per minute is not changing. The storm is categorized as Weak.
Storm identification number V-2441. Dominating CG strike polarity is negative, latest recorded strike rate per minute =10, the strike rate is increasing. It is categorized as Moderate.
The same storm as 'B' a few minutes later. Dominating CG strike polarity is negative, latest recorded strike rate per minute = 16, no detectable change in strike rate. It is now categorized as Strong or Severe