Characterizing the Meteorological Conditions Associated with Lightning Outbreaks in the Western United States

Dmitri Alexander Kalashnikov1, Paul C Loikith1, Duane Edward Waliser2, Huikyo Lee3 and John T Abatzoglou4, (1)Portland State University, Portland, OR, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, ALTADENA, CA, United States, (4)University of Idaho, Department of Geography, Moscow, ID, United States