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Afternoon Storms in Northern Guinea Make Steady Progress West

October 7, 2013

07 October 2013, 15:45 UTC – Late this afternoon, numerous thunderstorms developed across the Moyenne Guinea with some strong storms being detected by proxy radar.

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Our total lightning detection system tracked the cells as they moved slowly WNW.

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The PulseRad system calculated that 25-50mm of rainfall accumulated in the heaviest storms due to the slow movement of the storm cells. The rain fell in about 60-90 minutes.

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The image below shows the automated alerts issued for Dangerous Thunderstorm Warnings due to the frequent lightning detected and subsequent heavy downpours and gusty winds.

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The storm moved WNW toward the coast and into Guinee-Bissau by 9 p.m. local time.

2 Comments
  1. BAH M L DN Meteo permalink

    Dans la prefecture de Koundara 4 personnes ont ete tuees par la foudre entre 20H et 21H le 7 octobre, rapporte le chef de la station meteo de Koundara Mr Felix.
    Le Directeur National de la Meteo Guinee.

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