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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Geostationary Lightning Mapper at 29°N - 86°W - Gulf of Mexico, near Apalachicola, FL

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1230 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1230 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1231 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1231 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1232 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1232 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1233 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1233 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1234 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1234 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1235 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1235 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1236 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1236 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1237 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1237 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1238 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1238 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1239 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1239 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1240 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1240 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1241 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1241 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1242 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1242 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1243 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1243 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1244 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1244 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1245 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1245 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1246 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1246 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1247 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1247 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1248 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1248 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1249 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1249 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1250 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1250 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1251 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1251 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1252 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1252 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1253 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1253 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1254 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1254 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1255 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1255 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1256 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1256 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1257 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1257 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1258 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1258 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1259 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 03 Dec 2023 - 1259 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)