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More Heavy Rain and Severe Thunderstorms Forecast for Central U.S. Wednesday Night into Thursday

Parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri which saw 3+ inches of rain to begin this week are forecast to see potentially another inch or more Wednesday night as another front sets up over the area. Along with the heavy rain, severe thunderstorms will again be possible with large hail the main threat. Severe thunderstorms will then take aim on parts of the Southern Plains and Northeast Thursday. 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.



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