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Mon Sep 02 2019 03:23 AM
Re: Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Grand Bahama Island


Hurricane lightning science is still in its infancy, and much work is being done to understand it better. It does tell a story, and can be very useful, where understood. Often, lightning in the eyewall at the expense of lightning in the outer bands can be an indication of strengthening - often from a tropical storm into a hurricane - but we are not seeing that here. Here, we have blasts of lightning in both the outer banding and the eyewall. Truly impressive.

He said lightning was being generated and unleashing uncharacteristically so quickly on the outside of the N/W edge of the eyewall that they couldn't even begin to measure it, even when it moved into doppler range as in over a hundred strikes per hour. The amount of power being expended just in lightning is almost astonishing.

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