Is there a site that tracks lightning strikes at a local level in real-time?
Google results for "lightning tracker" yield several sites, but none do this.
It seems easy enough to set up. Have volunteers report:
the time they saw the strike
the direction of the strike, to the nearest 45 degree (eg, "southwest" or "east")
the delay between the lightning and the thunder (ie, the distance in fifths of a mile)
optional: description of the lightning strike
Of course, portions of the report could be automated (eg, geolocated tweets).
It would then be easy to map lightning strikes at a given time, watch a storm move, etc, down to the several-hundred-feet level.
Since this seems easy to do, I'm sure someone has done it, no?