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Norcal Dual-Pol Radar Live Northern California Doppler Radar Thumbnail Image
Pacific NW Visible Sat Regional U.S. Radar
Pacific NW Radar Regional U.S. Radar
Storm Cell Tracking Live Northern California Radar and Satellite Thumbnail Image
Street Level Radar Live U.S. Google Map Radar Thumbnail Image
Live Lightning Radar Placerville California Lightning Detection Radar Thumbnail Image
Live Streaming Webcam Placerville California Live Streaming WebCam Thumbnail Image
Local Wx Station Data Sacramento, Northern Sierra Nevada & the Motherlode Area Current Weather Conditions
Placerville California Lightning Detection Radar
Replay Last 30/60 Minute Lightning Strike Activity
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Legend of Lightning Strike Symbols
Positive Cloud to Ground +CG = Positive cloud to ground strike SpacerNegative cloud to ground +IC = Positive in cloud or intracloud strike
Negative cloud to ground strike -CG = Negative cloud to ground strike SpacerNegative in cloud intrcloud strike -IC = Negative in cloud or intracloud strike

Legend of Local Regional & U.S. Lightning Detection Maps

Placerville CA. - Lightning Detection Radar - Main Station
Placerville, CA. - Stormvue - Lightning Strikes Replay
Southwestern U.S. - Wasp2 Lightning & Rainfall Detection Radar
Southwestern U.S. - Wasp2 Lightning & Rainfall Detection Radar (Loop) 
Northwest U.S. - Wasp2 Lightning & Rainfall Detection Radar
Northeast U.S. - Wasp2 Lightning & Rainfall Detection Radar
Northcentral U.S. - Wasp2 Lightning & Rainfall Detection Radar
Southeast U.S. - Wasp2 Lightning & Rainfall Detection Radar
Southcentral U.S. - Wasp2 Lightning & Rainfall Detection Radar
United States - Wasp2 Lightning & Rainfall Detection Radar
National Weather Service - Severe Weather Forecast Maps
Western U.S. Lightning Stations
Diagram 1 Image    Diamond Shaped Dotted Lines Around Strikes -- This is the Thunderstorm Ranging and Acquisition (TRAC) Target feature. It displays probable thunderstorm location and tracks their movement, while analyzing storm trends and characteristics. This is accomplished by correlating the number and timing of closely clustered strikes.

Diagram 2 Image    Red Lines Trailing Diamonds -- This is the Storm Groundtracks feature. It plots a red path from a storm's position where it was first detected to the current location.



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