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Since August I have been using WX500 stormscope installed on my PA32 together with GNS530.
Last Firday I was flying from Berlin (EDDB) to my home base in Warsaw (EPWA).
Being about 100 Mn from Warsaw I received Atis message stating snow fall and reduced vivibility there.
After about 10 minutes Atis reported tunderstorm over Warsaw (distance was about 60-65 Mn). To my big surprise there were no lightning visible on the screen. The thunderstorm lasted about 15 minutes and (I talked to airport staff after landing) and there were lightnings visible from the ground.
So what is the reason that stormscope did not show any lightning acitivity in the area over Warsaw?
And general question : how much realible the storscopes are ?
Common sense should always come first.
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