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

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1606 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1611 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1616 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1616 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1621 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1621 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1626 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1626 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1631 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1631 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1636 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1636 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1641 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1641 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1651 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1651 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1656 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1656 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1701 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1701 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1706 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1706 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1711 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1711 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1716 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1721 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1721 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1726 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1731 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1731 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1736 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1736 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1741 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1741 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1746 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1751 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1751 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1756 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1756 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1801 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1801 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1806 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 09 Jun 2023 - 1806 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
legend for Global Lightning Mapper Flash Extent Density - flashes per five minutes

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)