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More Storms Move Into the Pacific Northwest and California

More storms will move into the Pacific Northwest and California over the next several days. Heavy rain, mountain snow and strong winds are expected; however the threat of widespread flooding is not as high as last week. Elsewhere, periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms will continue across the central Gulf region, lower Mississippi Valley and eastern Texas. Read More >

Radar-Derived Precipitation Estimates

 

Radar-derived Precipitation Estimates are a combination of Radar data and rain gauge observations. These estimates may be referred to as MPE values because they are derived by using the Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimator (MPE) Program. This data may also be referred to as Stage III data, because the MPE process is the third stage of quality control on the radar-derived precipitation amounts. Hourly Radar rainfall estimates are compared to hourly gauge values to produce hourly MPE values.



Precipitation Analysis Page -- Daily values from AHPS


RFC Precipitation Page (includes hourly values) -- From NWS Southern Region