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Severe thunderstorms possible from the central Plains to the upper Midwest

Severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, heavy rainfall, and a few isolated tornadoes will be possible this afternoon into tonight from the central Plains to the upper Midwest. The threat is expected to shift east into the Great Lakes region by Friday. In addition, heavy rainfall could cause localized flooding concerns. 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