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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Geostationary Lightning Mapper at 37°N - 86°W - Barren County, KY

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2348 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2348 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2349 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2349 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2350 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2350 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2351 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2351 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2352 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2352 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2353 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2353 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2354 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2354 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2355 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2355 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2356 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2356 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2357 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2357 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2358 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2358 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2359 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 27 Jan 2023 - 2359 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0000 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0000 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0001 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0001 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0002 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0002 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0003 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0003 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0004 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0004 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0005 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0005 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0006 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0006 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0007 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0007 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0008 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0008 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0009 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0009 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0010 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0010 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0011 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0011 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0012 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0012 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0013 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0013 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0014 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0014 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0015 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0015 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0016 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0016 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0017 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 28 Jan 2023 - 0017 UTC
legend for Global Lightning Mapper Flash Extent Density - flashes per five minutes

GLM Flash Extent Density over Band 13 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 the FED13 visualization, GLM is superimposed on infrared Band 13 rendered in gray scale.

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

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