Here the U.S., summer has just begun and that means storm season is in full swing. It’s a busy time if you’re a weather watcher. I’ve found a site that allows weather nerds like myself to track lightning strikes all over the world.

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Lighting strikes are symbolized by yellow and red dots. You have a choice between monitoring Europe, North America, or the region around Australia.

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Click Statistics and you can check out all kind of current and historical information about lightning strikes in the region.

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At the top right, you can customize your experience.

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Choose to show the map position or get a link to share the map.

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Turn sound notifications of strikes on or off.

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Choose whether you want to see the monitoring stations on the map and how you wish to see strikes depicted.

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You can also make tweaks to the map to get the perfect view for you.

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It’s a fun an informative site. Check it out by clicking below.

http://www.lightningmaps.org/