Useful website for avoiding, or chasing lightning

I’m very late to the party on this, but I discovered over the past couple of weeks a site called Lightningmaps.org. I never had a use case to know when and where lightning was striking until recently when my daughter got into some swim lessons and we had meet after meet of cancelled classes due to lightning striking within 20 miles.

Guess what’s probably happening in an hour and 20 minutes? Cancellation #4. We’ll see.

Real time lightning maps in Nashville area... right now my kid's swim lesson is probably on.

I can’t say I can think of any particularly useful scenario other than checking if your kids swim lessons are obviously cancelled, but man it’s neat to be watching nearly live lightning strikes throughout my town and knowing about when the thunderclap will hit my house.

It’s free, useful, kind of fascinating in a storm. Or in my case extremely useful to be able to check 10 miles away what’s happening as it’s not happening at my house, and is happening on the other side of where my kiddo’s swim class is.

I take no money from Big Weather, I honestly find this cool.

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts

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