Tempest Tropical Storm IAN performance

I was impressed that the Barometer matched the highest wind speed. Our Tempest is on a pole but not above the roof fro the south and not too far from some trees to the north, so our highest wind speed was just under 50 east of Orlando. It is open east to west. The rainfall was over 12" via the Tempest, while the weather report said about 15". I would consider the Tempest fairly accurate. The storm center past south of us. My only problem is how to report only a few lightning strikes. I have it reporting to Alexa through an IFTTT routine that reduces the number of strikes, not by count but by the odd seconds only within 7 miles. Strikes can occur every 3 to 4 seconds.