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GOES-East CONUS - Geostationary Lightning Mapper

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1021 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1021 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1026 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1026 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1031 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1031 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1036 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1036 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1041 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1041 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1046 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1046 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1051 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1051 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1056 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1056 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1101 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1101 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1106 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1106 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1111 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1111 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1116 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 23 May 2022 - 1116 UTC
legend for Global Lightning Mapper Flash Extent Density - flashes per five minutes
 

About Geostationary Lightning Mapper

GLM Extent Density of Lightning is the number of lightning flashes that occur within a grid cell over a given period of time. FED was the first GLM product routinely available to weather service forecasters. The FED product is the best single metric to convey both the quantity and extent of lightning activity. It is useful for both storm trending applications and to depict geographic coverage.

In this visualization, GLM is superimposed on a GeoColor background image.

GLM data is produced between 54°N and 54°S.

• For more details, see the Geostationary Lightning Mapper Quick Guide, (PDF, 1.98 MB)