Station Date: 03/18/18

Station Time: 6:41a

UTC Date: 03/18/18

UTC Time: 1:41p

Station Temp: 51.3F

Pepper Ridge Weather Station

The station is
located near The intersection of
Cave Creek Rd &
Union Hills Dr

Lat: 33° 39´ 11´´ N
Lon: 112° 01´ 40´´ W

Station Elev: 1469 ft

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12 Hour Lightning Flash Rate History
The yellow numbers are the peak flash rate count and the time it occurred.

12 Hour Lightning History

This is a graph of the lightning activity over the last 12 hours.  The darker green area represents -CG flashes,
while the cyan represents +CG. (CG) = Cloud to Ground Lightning flashes. 
Blue is +IC and pink is -IC. (IC) = Inter/Intra Cloud Lightning flashes.

Please Note Our Lightning Weather Page has some new features that required the use of PHP
So the Lightning Page is now located at:
this replaces the .

  Lightning 2000 Version 4 is Here with enhanced Lightning Detection at Pepper Ridge North Valley!!!
   The map now displays flashes which are the actual lightning strikes, individual flashes can contain many strokes!

Live Lightning

 Lightning NOWcast   ·     Lightning Summary   ·     Lightning Records

Real time lightning detection is here, just in time to track the monsoon season thunderstorms. The lightning detection system consists of a Boltek™ lightning detector with lightning analysis performed by Lightning 2000™ from Aninoquisi Software.

Page Updates Every 5 Minutes:
Number in upper left corner of display represents the number of Flashes in the last minute.
The bar above count Number represents the storm threat potential;
Green = Low Risk , Yellow = Medium Risk and Red = High Risk

Lightning Flash Analysis Key

Type of Lightning Bolt


  + (CG)   Postive Cloud to Ground FlashesLast 5 Min


Last 10 Min


  - (CG)   Negative Cloud to Ground FlashesLast 5 Min


Last 10 Min


  + (CG)   Postive Intercloud/Intracloud Flashes Last 5 Min


Last 10 Min


  - (CG)   Negative Intercloud/Intracloud FlashesLast 5 Min


Last 10 Min


 - + (CID)   Compact Intercloud Discharge FlashesLast 5 Min

Hot Pink

Last 10 Min


    Step Leader Lightning StrikesLast 5 Min


Last 10 Min


For Lightning flashes 10 minutes or older, flashes appear in the following colors;

Green (-CG) and Cyan (+CG) denote cloud-to-ground lightning discharges,
Fuchsia (+ IC) and Purple (- IC) denote intercloud/intracloud discharges,
(CID) Compact Intercloud discharges appearOrange and Step Leader strikesYellow

At 15 Minutes Flashes appear as squares, At 30 Minutes Flashes appear as (X)'s,
At 45 Minutes Flashes appear as (+)'s and at 60 Minutes Flashes appear as Dots.

Note: The Sizes of Flash images decrease with age up to 60 minutes.

Disclaimer Note: We have completed the calibration process of the storm ranging. Most Storms should now be correctly range, although due the limitations of the Boltek single antenna lightning system, some storms may be initially ranged incorrectly. Usually this corrects itself when multiple lightning strikes have occured, this allows a better analysis to be performed by the lightning 2000 software. Remember do not based your outdoor plans or activities solely on the lightning information provided here, this lightning display is for informational purposes only, and not intended to be used, for the protection of life or property. Remember to follow the, Lightning Safety Rules!, especially if thunderstorms are nearby!

Additional Live Lightning Links:

Aninoquisi Lightning Detector Map

Kitt Peak, AZ Lightning 

Lightning Explorer Free Page

S.W Lightning Mesa,Az

Weather Bus Lightning Gold Canyon, Az

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Please Stay Safe this Summer and Observe the following;
Lightning Safety Rules!

Scientific Radar View
Ground Clutter Not Removed!

Radar Updates Approximately Every 10 Minutes
Station Location is marked CW3794

Southwestern Weather Network - Radar and Lightning!

   This map displays a view of lightning data and radar - Over the entire Southwestern United States!

   SWN Lightning/Radar

Regional Lightning data/Radar Map Courtesy of Astrogenic and StrikeStar US.
Data supplied by Southwestern Weather Network members and others.

Page Last Updated May 17th, 2007

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