Same Storm Different Lightning Jump


A secondary lightning jump occurs at 23:28 UTC with the same storm east of Denver Co. The lightning jump here reached the 2 sigma level when the total flash rate increased from 8 flashes per minute to 16 flashes per minute in the span of two minutes. This reinforcing lightning jump indicates that the storm’s updraft was still undergoing periods of intensification.  Baseball size hail was being reported at the time of the jump, and ping pong ball size hail was reported at 23:35 UTC in association with this storm.  Hail was reported as deep as 3 inches on the ground.

*There appears to be a delay between the jump occurrence in the Flash Initiation Density (23:28 UTC) and the LJA sigma plot (23:33 UTC).