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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 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2254 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2254 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2255 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2255 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2256 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2256 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2257 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2257 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2258 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2258 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2259 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2259 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2300 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2300 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2301 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2301 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2302 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2302 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2303 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2303 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2304 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2304 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2305 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2305 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2306 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2306 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2307 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2307 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2308 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2308 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2309 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2309 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2310 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2310 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2311 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2311 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2312 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2312 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2313 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2313 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2314 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2314 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2315 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2315 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2316 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2316 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2317 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2317 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2318 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2318 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2319 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2319 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2320 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2320 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2321 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2321 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2322 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2322 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2323 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Feb 2023 - 2323 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)