Monday night was the first time in a long time when the winds were dead
calm. But around noon Tuesday, the rain bands were back with some heavy
lightning storms. Immediately after the Hurrincane passed Sunday morning,
there had been rain but no lightning or thunder. As the upper air
temperatures were still cooler than normal, lightning was not being
But by Tuesday morning the surface temperatures were back to the normal for
this time of the year 80s with upper air cloud temps back to more of a
normal heating hence producing lightning.
We are still watching Hurricane Ivan, now passing by the island of Barbados
in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. Our fingers are crossed.