WASP2 NEXRAD Radar and StrikeStar Lightning
Disclamer: Lightning data provided by Westmoreland Weather is for educational and informational purposes only and is without warranty of any kind as to accuracy or timeliness.
The above image loop was produced by Astrogenic WASP2 software using information from the StrikeStar US network. Images are updated every 5 minutes.
We report lightning data to StrikeStarUS using Astrogenic NexStorm software.
Flash display provided by FlAniS.
WASP, Wide Area Storm Probe, is an analyzer for monitoring lightning activity captured by the StrikeStar Lightning locator network. The Westmoreland Weather lightning dectector is part of this network. The point sources providing this data to StrikeStar are StormTracker and LD-250 lightning detectors.
How do we get this data? Lightning strike data which is detected by sensors in the StrikeStar network is sent over the Internet to a central processing server which triangulates this data in order to determine the approximate geographical position of the lightning discharge. The StrikeStar output is relayed to a companion server application named LDStream which in turn feeds this data over a TCP/IP based network and serves as a network access point for external client applications.
WASP2 also shows a NEXRAD Regional Radar overlay.