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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Geostationary Lightning Mapper at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2210 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2210 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2211 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2211 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2212 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2212 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2213 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2213 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2214 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2214 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2215 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2215 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2216 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2216 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2217 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2217 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2218 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2218 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2219 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2219 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2220 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2220 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2221 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2221 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2222 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2222 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2223 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2223 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2224 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2224 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2225 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2225 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2226 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2226 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2227 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2227 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2228 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2228 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2229 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2229 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2230 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2230 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2231 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2231 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2232 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2232 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2233 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2233 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2234 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2234 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2235 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2235 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2236 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2236 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2237 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2237 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2238 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2238 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2239 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 2239 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)