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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
800 PM AKDT SAT AUG 10 2019

...LIGHTNING DETECTED WITHIN 300 MILES OF NORTH POLE TODAY...

A NUMBER OF LIGHTNING STRIKES WERE RECORDED BETWEEN 4PM AND 6PM 
TODAY WITHIN 300 MILES OF THE NORTH POLE. THE LIGHTNING STRIKES 
OCCURRED NEAR 85 DEGREES NORTH, 120 DEGREES EAST, WHICH IS ABOUT 
700 MILES NORTH OF THE LENA RIVER DELTA OF SIBERIA. THIS LIGHTNING
WAS DETECTED BY THE GLD LIGHTNING DETECTION NETWORK WHICH IS USED
BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FURTHEST 
NORTH LIGHTNING STRIKES IN ALASKA FORECASTER MEMORY.

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JB

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