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Ken K. in NJ

Interesting comment about the ten thunderstorms. Is that something you tracked yourself? Is there much historical data on number of thunderstorms? Most per each month, average per month, etc. Thanks for any input.


Hi Ken,
Yes, this was from my tracking because the NWS only indicates that there was an incidence of "thunder" and doesn't provide a count by day. Also, the 10 periods I mentioned weren't all thunderstorms, some were just periods of heavy rain.


Are you sure the NWS indicates the incidence of thunder? In a post you published in June 2018, you mentioned that Central Park's NWS station doesn't keep track of the incidence of thunderstorms.


The post you cite, as explained in its opening paragraph, is based on NOAA's annual Local Climatological report for CPK, which has been reporting no incidence of thunderstorms. The analysis for the month of August 2019 is based on daily observations that are published in a monthly report. For whatever reason the two divisions of NOAA don't seem to communicate with each other when the annual report is being prepared.

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