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309,959,570 Lightning Strikes

Worldwide lightning strikes for the six month period May-Oct 2010 have been compiled into a database and plotted on maps. Embedded above is the distribution of lightning in the United States; the deep purple color represents 32 ground strikes within a 20-km grid.

A map of worldwide lightning distribution is available at the Accu-Weather link.

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November 28th, 2010

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Stranger to the World

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