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GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Northwest - Geostationary Lightning Mapper

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0631 UTC
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0636 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0641 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0646 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0651 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0656 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0701 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0706 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0711 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0721 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0726 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor - 27 Oct 2021 - 0726 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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