AND go to http://www.lightningstorm.com
for real time, look to image to
group for crude copy from that site of conditions as I write.
We are in the midst of a 60 k strike event.
Note how HUGE the Pacific High is.
Also note there is a West Pac storm.
Also note the clouds in the Pac on the west side of the high--almost
straight up and down.
Note further the GOM and GOC almost completely cloud free to the mass
of TSs. That's because there are HUGE voltages . . . positive, in the
ionosphere that won't couple until they reach conductive saltwater.