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GOES-East - Sector view: Central America - Geostationary Lightning Mapper

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2206 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2206 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2211 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2211 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2216 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2216 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2221 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2221 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2226 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2231 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2236 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2241 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2246 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2251 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2256 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2301 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 18 Jan 2022 - 2301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for Global Lightning Mapper Flash Extent Density - flashes per five minutes
 

About Geostationary Lightning Mapper

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)