Where can I find resources about Lightning and Thunderstorm Data?


There are several sources of lightning and thunderstorm data on the internet. You can access lightning data for a fee through major lightning data providers in the United States. Each company maintains their own network of lightning sensors.

Searching for lightning strike data for a specific location:

We suggest that you contact the lightning data vendors below. The support offices at each company will be able to provide additional information.

United States Precision Lightning Network (USPLN)


North American Precision Lightning Network


Global Lightning Network


Vaisala National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)


For additional lightning and thunderstorm resources, you might also try these other sites:

NCDC Climate data
An image of lightning in a desert. Source: NASA Table Mountain Observatory.


Still have questions about how to find climate (or other) data? Ask the GCMD science staff at GCMD User Support.

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