To explore this relationship further, lightning characteristics of a tornadic storm and two hailstorms occurring on 24-25 April 2006 within the Oklahoma LMA are examined. The total lightning data from the LMA are augmented by CG flash data from the National Lightning Detection Network. Thus, total lightning, total CG (including positive and negative CG counts) lightning, and total IC lightning are analyzed for these storms. Lightning jumps are found in this data, and the importance of IC lightning to these jumps is seen. Also, the importance of complete IC lightning detection is indicated since the total lightning in the storms consisted of greater than 60-70% IC flashes. Since current land based lightning detection networks either sense only CG data, or have very low detection efficiency for IC strokes, the GOES-R GLM will provide a source of continuous total lightning information over the contiguous United States (CONUS), facilitating the use of lightning rates and characteristics as a short-term forecasting tool.