Lightning Strikes in the Washington DC Metro Area over the Last 2 Hours

Blitzortung Station #1013 Running (Montgomery Village, United States / Maryland) - click for details. Station #1093 Running (North Bethesda (Red), United States / Maryland) - click for details. Station #1189 Running (Clifton (Red), United States / Virginia) - click for details. Station #1203 Running (Hockessin, United States / Delaware) - click for details. Station #1451 Running (Clifton (Blue), United States / Virginia) - click for details. Station #1482 Running (Weyers Cave, United States / Virginia) - click for details. Station #1540 Running (Stafford  Blue, United States / Virginia) - click for details. Station #1641 Running (Edgewater, United States / Maryland) - click for details. Station #2030 Interference (Martinsburg, United States / West Virginia) - click for details. Station #2032 Idle (Martinsburg, United States / West Virginia) - click for details. Station #1220 Offline (Greenbelt, United States / Maryland) - click for details.
Lightning Map Courtesy of Blitzortung.org hobbyist lightning detection network. Data supplied by Blitzortung network members using their home-built Blitzortung hardware. The Blitzortung networks members build (from kit parts) the detector which monitors H-field (and now can do E-field) emissions from lightning strikes, and has a set of servers in Europe to correlate the Time-Of-Arrival at detectors v.s. GPS-time and uses that to locate strikes. There is a great (and somewhat hypnotic) realtime map for North America where you can see real-time strike info, and which stations participated in the location of that strike. There is a companion site that offers the same data and uses a zoomable Google Map for display. For those interested in more information about Blitzortung, there is a Blitzortung forum in the US at WXForum.net.