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Case Example: Thunderstorm and Lightning

Weather & Climate…
Reconstructing the Past,
Anticipating the Future

A thunderstorm downburst caused damage to the Orange County (FL) Convention Center on May 30, 2002. The left image shows nearly 2,000 lightning strikes within 5 miles of the convention center, from the National Lightning Detection Network. The NEXRAD Doppler radar reflectivity animation (center image) shows the severe thunderstorm move over the convention center. The right image shows the NEXRAD velocity animation showing the strong outflow (green area) from the thunderstorm, causing wind gusts of over 70 mph.
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