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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 - 08 Dec 2021 - 2316 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2321 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2326 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2331 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2336 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2341 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2346 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2351 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2356 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 08 Dec 2021 - 2356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0001 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0006 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0011 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0016 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0021 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0026 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0031 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0031 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0036 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0041 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0046 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0051 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0056 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0101 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0101 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0106 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0106 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0111 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 09 Dec 2021 - 0111 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)

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