Lightning Coordinator?

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SLOweather

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During days like today on the LPNF (freak summer lightning storms and existing or new fires)), I hear chatter on the radio regarding the "Lightning Coordinator".

What does the LC do, and what are the qualifications to be one?
 

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I tried to google it but no real good responses. I would venture to guess that a degree in meteorology would be required. I would further guess that the LC tries to forecast, the most likely places for a strike, and have people "on the ground" nearby. To immediately quench any fires before they get real big.
 

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I thought maybe that the government has gotten so big that they now have a Lightning Coordinator to schedule when certain trees get hit by lightning :lol:
 
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