New lightning detector up and running at NIU

NIU Weather has installed a state-of the-art lightning monitor which detects thunderstorms within about a 250-300 mile radius of campus.

http://weather.niu.edu/

This system even detects intracloud lightining long before CG's occur. With only a short delay, (minutes) outdoor events are much safer when storms threaten.

Thunderstorms from Matthew remnants are being detected by the monitor as I type this.
 
That looks an awful lot like Boltek... If so - it's horrible at distance but good on azimuth. Is it something else?

- Rob
 
Looks like Boltek to me. I have one, and I agree with Rob. It's also horrible with close in storms. However, at long range, the azimuth is right on.

It's a fun little toy.

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