NWR Weather Interactive Near Real-Time
Lightning Strike Map
The java applet is
interactive. Select from ZOOM (300 km) or FULL (600 km) range. You can also view/replay either the past 30 or 60 minutes of activity.
Lightning data totals displayed are for the past 60 minutes and is updated every 60 seconds.
Note: If strikes are not
visible on the map it is likely because they are out of the current map range.
Radar (centred 36 km northwest of NWR Weather)
CLICK IMAGE for
to view which can be downloaded from
Note: Not to be used for protection of life
-- Negative Cloud to Ground Strike
+CG -- Positive Cloud
to Ground Strike
-IC -- Negative Intracloud Strike
+IC -- Positive Intracloud Strike
The most dangerous is the Cloud to
Ground obviously and thought to be the most dangerous of those is Positive
Cloud to Ground (+CG)
The first link below offers a good
description of the differences between positive and negative lightning. The
second link is more general and offers good information as well.
The lightning detector is located in suburban Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and provides coverage to
southern Saskatchewan, northeastern Montana and northwestern North Dakota.