710,177 Lightning strikes BC/Alberta... 112,000 cloud to ground

“The North American Lightning Detection Network detected 710,177 lightning events across British Columbia and northwestern Alberta in about 15 hours, between 3 p.m. on June 30 and 6 a.m. on July 1.”

This was primarily driven by a pyrocumulonimbus enhanced thunderstorm complex.

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Holy crap Batman!!

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Northern Montana is getting quite the lightning storm right now
Fortunately also getting some rain

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British Columbia is in serious trouble. This is very early for large wildfire activity and there is several expanding with many lightning holdovers becoming active.

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since sitreprt.pdf is down, this site gives stats as of 7/6 for BC only
(1 hectare acre = 2.47 acres)

http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Statistics.asp

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sitreprt.pdf (nifc.gov)

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Capt4711,
thanks. it was not up earlier today when I checked. glad it is back up and running.

lots of red dots in BC,
https://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu/?sat=goes-17&sec=full_disk&x=12590&y=1390&z=4&angle=0&im=14&ts=1&st=0&et=0&speed=230&motion=loop&maps[borders]=white&lat=0&p[0]=cira_natural_fire_color&opacity[0]=1&pause=0&slider=-1&hide_controls=0&mouse_draw=0&follow_feature=0&follow_hide=0&s=rammb-slider&draw_color=FFD700&draw_width=6

Things are about to dry out for the next week so we will see what 112,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes does…

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July 9th

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July 16th

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Southern BC is in dire straits

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