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Evening Storms Hit Fria Again

October 22, 2013

22 October 2013, 20:45 UTC: Storms that have developed over Moyenne Guinea and Basse Guinea have tracked westward all afternoon and evening, and once again as in the last few days, a storm storm is entering Fria and Dubreka Prefectures. The city of Fria was put under a Dangerous Thunderstorm Alert by the Guinea Meteorological Department around 8:20 p.m. for a strong storm approching from the east.

The Guinea Total Lightning Network detected massive amounts of intracloud and cloud-to-ground lightning in the storm and the PulseRad system showed the strong storm via simulated radar.

PulseRad, or simulated radar shows the strong storm hitting Fria.

PulseRad, or simulated radar shows the strong storm hitting Fria.

The storm was producing rain rates in excess of 50 mm/hr and causing flash flooding in the city as predicted by the Dangerous Thunderstorm Alert.

Guinea1RT

The storm also produced a wind gust at the live automated observing station in Fria recorded at 77 km/hr. The storm is forecast to continue over the area for the next 45 minutes and could produce up to 2″ of rainfall during that time.

Guinea2RT

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