Lightning Detection Charts


The Lightning Chart displays the details of your AcuRite lightning sensor readings, including the total strikes and closest strike.

The details of the chart data displayed are provided below, along with an example of the chart. 

Lightning Detection

Lightning is the occurrence of natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash.

Detects lightning strikes within 25 miles (40 kilometers) and enables a lightning strike counter and estimated distance to the latest strike.


Example Lightning chart from


Example Lightning chart from the My AcuRite® app: