This matches some pretty good solar activity . . . but let's look
how the EMF is near the earth:
What this link shows is a more frontal EMF event, which means strong
rains but less likely to produce and outbreak, IMHO.
The outbreak of a few days ago was accompanied by less of a solar
event concurrent with the outbreak but there was some before that
help the thing organize. The organization was from the north magnetic
pole, where the isobars are closest, and a wave can then occur to a
convective, or negative to ground area, which was wrapped around the
north magnetic pole. This area was largely strike free. Then there
was a zone of fair weather associated with the convective, and
finally the area further south where the outbreak occurred and where
there were point EMF concentrations (negative to ground areas in the
This time of year provides excellent signal to noise amplification of
these kinds of electrical events.
A more frontal event like this is also somewhat timed to the spring
in that you could get cold air organized to the north, only to be
drawn south with the CME, solar activity and resulting strikes and
cirrus behavior, infra red values changing in the cirrus in reaction
to the EMF on them between ionosphere and cloud and ground.
The outbreak of a few days ago was much more of a timing thing than
just based on solar activity. This was a very interesting TIMED
outbreak, much like May 3, 1999.
Watching then on large scale radar you could see the relational
position of the storm to the north EMF.
Understand this time of year the tropics start to warm but the poles
remain somewhat fridgid--or at least cold enough so that near the
north EMF iso bar sorting and signaling can occur and be amplified by
the cirrus enhancement. Put another way, if there were strong
convection further north, the charge separations would be strong
enough regionally to produce their own regional field--unorganized by
the earth's EMF. BUT, where it is timed like this, the field can be
organized and amplified at the same time.
Once the storm itself is presented, then all that is required is for
a point EMF to form relative to the storm. These occur because of the
differences in the basins, or the North Pacific, GOC, GOM, and North
Pacific, how the Doran waves bounce off these regions and produce
concentrations of positive ion concentrations in the "Alley". We have
seen a fairly active N. Atlantic this year, so it should be no
surprise that the severe weather was slightly more east than say
1999. Of course, some things like flaring, Mac moon dynamics, and bio
activity will all play, but this time of year is most known for the
signal to noise issue.
What is interesting to me is how Milankovitch plays in this.
Traditional meterology/climatology looking soley at solar insOlation
would miss it--that as the orbital changes occur, so do the ratios.
Finally, as always, the biosphere modulates these varying outputs--to
maintain a living earth. If you don't understand EMFs, cirrus and
infra red dynamics, and the relational biosphere that modulates these
EMFs--you won't be state of the science in climate or meterology w/in