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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Geostationary Lightning Mapper at 40°N - 102°W - Cheyenne County, KS

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1937 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1937 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1938 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1938 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1939 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1939 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1940 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1940 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1941 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1941 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1942 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1942 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1943 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1943 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1944 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1944 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1945 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1945 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1946 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1946 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1947 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1947 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1948 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1948 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1949 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1949 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1950 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1950 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1951 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1951 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1952 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1952 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1953 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1953 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1954 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1954 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1955 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1955 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1956 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1956 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1957 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1957 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1958 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1958 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1959 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 1959 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2000 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2000 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2001 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2001 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2002 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2002 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2003 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2003 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2004 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2004 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2005 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2005 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2006 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over IR Band 13 - 02 Mar 2024 - 2006 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)