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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Geostationary Lightning Mapper at 38°N - 75°W - Near Worcester County, MD

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0002 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0002 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0003 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0003 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0004 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0004 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0005 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0005 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0006 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0006 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0007 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0007 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0008 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0008 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0009 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0009 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0010 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0010 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0011 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0011 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0012 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0012 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0013 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0013 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0014 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0014 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0015 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0015 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0016 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0016 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0017 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0017 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0018 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0018 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0019 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0019 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0020 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0020 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0021 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0021 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0022 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0022 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0023 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0023 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0024 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0024 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0025 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0025 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0026 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0026 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0027 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0027 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0028 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0028 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0029 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0029 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0030 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0030 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0031 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 31 Jan 2023 - 0031 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)