Below is a storm from April 1, , where we took the radar and superimposed it over the lightning data. To determine polarity positive or negative the software looks at the electric field at various points in the waveform. Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames. Usually the process takes place within the cloud and looks like a bright flash of light which flickers. In this location, it can sense storms up to miles away. Related Links Also see:

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According to Relko Dimitrijevic with Astrogenic Systems, the highest reported stroke rate to date was slightly over 2, per minute – recorded in Australia in Click on the logo above to see that data. It is located in the very northwest corner of the house to minimize interference bo,tek electronics. This storm eventually moved into the Omaha area, producing much lightning activity. Its a total shame too.

Antenna for Boltek Stormtracker PCI

Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames. What I would like to know, is how to test the antenna?

Did you miss your activation email? Cloud-to-ground lightning is the best understood type of lightning because it leaves so much evidence behind.

This seems to be a slight limitation to the system we use. To install less-than-official drivers, old unsigned drivers etc, I had to disable driver signature enforcement in Windows Compare our Satellite Images with our sferics data. The applet updates every 60 seconds and allows the viewing of either 30 or 60 minutes of strikes at either or mile radius.


NexStorm strike density plot of UK Thunderstorms currently under observation.

Boltek StormTracker PCI – How it works

Strike and storm locations indicated and alarm statuses are as accurate as possible, but may be erroneous and should not be used to safeguard personnel, equipment or data. Analysis of recorded lightning and thunderstorm data across the United Kingdom. StormVue is a Java applet, integrated as pcu part of the NexStorm software. While a thunderstorm is being tracked it is also being continuously analyzed. Current UK Lightning and Thunderstorm activity.

I upgraded my weather computer and was bummed that the pci card didn’t fit. Although we strive to get accurate data, this lightning data is only approximate and should not be used for safety applications. In cloud lightning In cloud lightning is the most common type of lightning.

If you have fun when you are watching, please feel free to make a small donation to help us keep StormVue and TSentry running. This is due in part because we have no stations to our West and because most strokes must be confirmed by another station before being displayed on the network.


NexStorm combines display, analysis, networking and interprocess communication functionality in a way that makes this software package the most ;ci lightning display and analysis application available on the market. Positive strikes are less common and come from the higher regions of the thundercloud.

Without this software, the Boltek StormTracker ;ci be practically useless. I actually changed my wx server and modified it to take the PCI card for the Boltek.

Boltek stormtracker PCI is being discontinued

The card is not produced any longer. Beyond that, it can sense direction and intensity but usually gets distance incorrect.

An interesting academic exercise, but without a test spec and schematic I don’t think it’s a solution to the problem. JupiterJoe Senior Member Posts: Usually the process takes place within the cloud and looks like a bright flash of light which flickers.

This is called the TRAC report. Which values, what kind of signals are sent in the ethernet cable? This means that there are positive and negative charges within different clouds and the strike travels in the air between them. Bolte are the same signals you can hear on an AM radio during a thunderstorm.