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New Machine Learning Algorithms Spot Lightning Days Before Other WX Systems Do Source: Stock Lightning Images New AI System to Forecast Lightning and More There are few things more difficult to track and predict than the dynamic forces of nature that result in real-time weather. Now, researchers at the University of Washington have invented an artificial intelligence, machine learning system that results in earlier and more precise weather forecasting. The team started their artificial intelligence system with weather reports and data on lightning which is one of the most destructive and unpredictable forces of nature. An example of the destructive force of unpredictable lightning is the massive 2020 California Lightning Complex fire that resulted in nearly 470,000 acres of total fire devastation and 23 deaths. Early forecasting of that severe lightning event could have facilitated earlier fire preparation and possibly earlier containment.