Tag: lightning strikes

Lighting Strike API
June 5

Lightning Strike API Now Available

Severe Weather season is in full swing in the US and that means lightning strikes are a common concern. According to the UK Met Office, there are over 1.4 billion lightning strikes globally per year or around 44 per second.  That’s a lot of lightning, and now it’s available for use with our new Lightning Strike API endpoints! As a value-added reseller of Earth Networks Total Lightning Network, we have been working hard to add lightning to our Weather API offerings. Last year, we added lightning strikes to the AerisWeather Maps Platform (AMP) and today we are announcing the addition...

Lightning strike onto horizon
May 31

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”

The title of this post is a quote by Mark Twain. Most of us have had a close call with lightning, and no wonder. Cloud to ground lightning strikes the United States 25 million times every year. According to NOAA, an average of 47 Americans are struck and killed by lightning annually – deadlier than tornadoes and hurricanes many years. Lightning is terrifying and vaguely mysterious – scientists don’t begin to have all the answers. But it serves a purpose in nature. These crackling electrostatic discharges strike Earth approximately 50 times a second – roughly 1.4 billion flashes every year...

Lightning Strikes Global View
July 27

Lightning Strike within the AerisWeather Mapping Platform

Lightning strikes are a common occurrence this time of year, leading to injuries and damage within the US and globally. The AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP) offers a lightning strike density layer, which highlights clusters of frequent lightning activity. While visualizing clusters and density is useful for getting a sense of general lightning activity, many users have requested the ability to plot individual strikes. With our new Lightning Strikes layer in AMP, now you can! As a value-added reseller of Earth Networks Total Lightning Network, we are announcing two new lightning strike layers within AMP. These new layers display lighting strikes over the...