Lightning Strike Map

NEW! Lightning Strike Detector located at our Personal Weather Station here in West Lethbridge.  

Recently I installed a Boltek Long Range Lightning Detection System here at the West Lethbridge Weather station!  This system detects the low frequency radio signals produced by lightning’s electrical discharge. This signal is the crackling you hear on an AM radio when thunderstorms are nearby. These signals travel for hundreds of miles and are detected by StormTracker’s antenna.  The range of this detector is well over 600 KM radius.  For more info on the Boltek System FAQ

There is a joint effort between 5 other Personal Weather Station operators to become part of  Microsferics Real Time North America Weather  where you can see the collective strike info by areas and zoom in accordingly.  The more the stations within range of each other, the more accurate the details.  More details to follow!

Lethbridge Lightning Strike Map

Lightning Strike Map based at the station here in West Lethbridge AB Weather – Lightning Strike Map


Microsferics TOA Lightning Network

Local mLDN TOA Network 2 hr Lightning Plot – updates every 30 seconds
(Displays data within 600 km of Lethbridge)
West Lethbridge Weather and the following Prairie sites are members of this lightning detection network:
Barker Farms (Wilkie)
Olds Weather Station
NWR Weather (Regina)
Sasklightning (Saskatoon)
Visit the Microsferics Home Page for more real-time maps and information on the network.


Local mLDN TOA Network 6hr Timelapse
(Updates every 5 minutes)


Local mLDN Network Local Coverage Map
(1000 km view)