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A Large Storm System Will Impact The Western U.S. This Weekend

A large storm system will deliver widespread impacts to the Western U.S. this weekend. Widespread heavy snow, heavy rain, strong thunderstorms and a number of coastal hazards will likely cause travel issues. The locally heavy rain in north-central California and southwest Oregon may cause flash flooding, especially near recent and vulnerable burn scar areas. 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

 

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