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GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Southwest - Geostationary Lightning Mapper

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0331 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0336 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0341 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0346 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0351 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0356 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0401 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0406 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0411 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0416 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0421 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0426 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0431 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0436 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0436 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0441 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0441 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0446 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0451 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0456 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0501 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0501 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0506 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0506 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0511 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0511 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0516 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0521 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0521 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0526 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 05 Dec 2023 - 0526 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)