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GOES-East - Sector view: Central America - Geostationary Lightning Mapper

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0511 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0511 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0516 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0521 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0521 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0526 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0526 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0531 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0536 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0536 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0541 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0541 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0546 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0546 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0551 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0556 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0556 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0601 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0601 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0606 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Mar 2024 - 0606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for Global Lightning Mapper Flash Extent Density - flashes per five minutes

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)