WFO Huntsville is supporting the Panoply Arts Festival in downtown Huntsville this weekend. This event, which often features over 100,000 attendees, has a history of being disrupted due to bad weather. WFO Huntsville staff are working both on-site and at the WFO to make sure that everyone remains safe.
WFO staff are using the new LMA plug-in provided by SPoRT to determine whether a lightning threat exists for the festival. A cell developed in Lawrence County, AL, Saturday afternoon, and using the LMA data, we were able to determine that it contained intracloud lightning. (The concentric circles indicate the 5 and 10-mile radii from the festival site.)
Fortunately, subsequent LMA and radar scans indicated a weakening trend, and it ended up posing no threat to the festival and its attendees.