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Severe Thunderstorms in the Central U.S. Today; Dangerous Heatwave Coming to the West

Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms will be possible today and Thursday across parts of the central Plains into the Upper Midwest and mid Mississippi Valley. Damaging winds, large hail and flooding should be the main threats. A record-breaking and dangerous heatwave is coming to the West. Dozens of daily high temperature records could be broken starting this weekend. 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.

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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.

 

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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.