Evening Storms Hit Fria Again
22 October 2013, 20:45 UTC: Storms that have developed over Moyenne Guinea and Basse Guinea have tracked westward all afternoon and evening, and once again as in the last few days, a storm storm is entering Fria and Dubreka Prefectures. The city of Fria was put under a Dangerous Thunderstorm Alert by the Guinea Meteorological Department around 8:20 p.m. for a strong storm approching from the east.
The Guinea Total Lightning Network detected massive amounts of intracloud and cloud-to-ground lightning in the storm and the PulseRad system showed the strong storm via simulated radar.
The storm was producing rain rates in excess of 50 mm/hr and causing flash flooding in the city as predicted by the Dangerous Thunderstorm Alert.
The storm also produced a wind gust at the live automated observing station in Fria recorded at 77 km/hr. The storm is forecast to continue over the area for the next 45 minutes and could produce up to 2″ of rainfall during that time.