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Severe Thunderstorms & Heavy Rain in the Plains/Midwest; Clouds and Rain Threaten Eclipse Viewing for Some

While much of the nation observes today's eclipse, clouds threaten to obscure the view in parts of the Plains, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, and Southeast states. The weather could be more than just a nuisance in the north-central Plains and Midwest where scattered severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening. Very large hail, damaging wind gusts, and flash floods are possible. Read More >

Many different estimates of observed precipitation are used in the river forecast process. Sources include rain gauge networks (both official and volunteer) as well as radar estimates.

Low Bandwidth
 

Daily 24hr precipitation report (HYDORN)
Text only, forecaster QCed. Point observations from gauges. Updates daily.

Daily 24hr precipitation from CoCoRAHS volunteers
Static images, no QC. Point observations from gauges.

Precipitation maps from SRCC
Static images, no QC. Gridded estimates derived from gauges.

Latest precipitation interactive maps
Gridded estimates from a combination of rain gauges and radar QCed by forecasters. Interactive maps with reduced functionality indended for mobile devices and tablets.

 

Full-Featured
 

Latest precipitation interactive maps
Interactive maps with dynamic overlays. Gridded estimates from a combination of rain gauges and radar. Not recommended for mobile devices.

Daily 24hr (ending at 12 UTC) gridded precipitation
Zoomable, panable map, forecaster QCed. Gridded estimates from a combination of rain gauges and radar. May be slow on mobile devices.

Hourly gridded precipitation
Zoomable, panable map, with some limited forecaster QC. Gridded estimates from a combination of rain gauges and radar. May be slow on mobile devices.