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Locally Heavy Rainfall from Texas Into the Southeast; Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Parts of the West

Locally heavy rainfall and flooding will remain possible from east Texas into the Southeast through Thursday. Meanwhile, critical fire weather conditions are again expected over parts of the Great Basin. Elsewhere, a low pressure system will bring heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and cooler temperatures to the Pacific Northwest. Large swells and rip currents will continue along much of the East Coast. Read More >

Regional Radars

 National Nexrad network

Regional Radars and their Coverage

 

 Fig. 1 depicts our regional NEXRAD radars and their “theoretical” areas of coverage. In reality, our weather radar coverage is about 80-90 percent of this theoretical coverage, due to beam attenuation and extreme height of the beam at longer distances.  Additionally, mountains will block smaller scale areas such as the Franklin Mountains blocking portions of eastern El Paso County. Larger areas void of data include the area north and west of Silver City and much of southern and eastern Hudspeth County.

 

 Fig. 2 shows the NEXRAD radar network of the continental U.S., including NWS and Department of Defense sites.