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Vigorous System Impacting the Northwest; Large System To Affect East

A potent storm system is delivering heavy rainfall, strong winds, rough surf and beach erosion along the Pacific Northwest coast with mountain snow inland. Expect a couple more systems to arrive late week into the weekend. Meanwhile, another developing large scale system will deliver a heavy rain and renewed flood threat to much of the East late Wednesday through Friday, which may impact travel. 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.