The longevity of the NALMA network offers a unique opportunity to further investigate total lightning characteristics across North Alabama and how these data may be further applied for real-time lightning safety efforts, whether at the Marshall Space Flight Center or with a local emergency manager. An initial investigate of the 13 year data set will be discussed in this presentation. This will show trends of total lightning activity annually, by month, and time of day. More importantly, the NALMA flashes have been combined with cloud-to-ground lightning observations from the National Lightning Detection Network. In combination, we can present results on the intra-cloud to cloud-to-ground flash ratio, average area of lightning flashes, as well as focus specifically on lightning safety. In particular, the average lead time of intra-cloud activity versus cloud-to-ground activity has been calculated for lightning within 10 and 20 mile range rings from Marshall Space Flight Center to investigate opportunities to improve alerting to imminent lightning. Lastly, a demonstration of the weather display tool being developed for Marshall Space Flight Center will be shown.