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Satellite Analysis Branch Precipitation Products



Active Satellite Precipitation Estimates (SPE) Messages:

CURRENT TIME (Zulu) 
Issuance Time Area of Interest Outlook Valid Until
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OSPO Products and Links:

SPE Message Archive Satellite Imagery
Sample VAA Image Messages containing Satellite-derived Precipitation Estimates (SPE) and satellite based synoptic/mesoscale analyses and trends are issued as guidance to the National Weather Service (NWS) when heavy rain/snow pose a threat to life and property over the lower 48 states, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. For questions/comments about SPE messages/graphics please contact SSDPrecip@noaa.gov. US Satellite Graphic Static and animated imagery.

Satellite Imagery Products
CONUS | Hawaii | Puerto Rico

NESDIS Blended Products eTRaP
Sample BLTPW NESDIS Blended Products include TPW, TPW Anomoly, and Rain Rate products over water as well as land. They are derived from various data sources of including AMSU, SSM/I, GOES Sounders, and GPS.

TPW | TPW Anomoly | Rain Rate
etrap Product The eTRaP is a simple ensemble that allows for the generation of probabilistic forecasts of rainfall in addition to deterministic raindall totals.

QMORPH Operational Hydro-Estimator
QMORPH QMORPH is a variation of the Climate Prediction Center's (CPC) CMORPH which uses precipitation estimated from polar orbiting satellites and propogates these features using information gathered from geostationary satellites.

NESDIS Display | CPC data/info
sample HE Product The Hydro-Estimator (HE) uses primarily cloud top temperature obtained from GOES satellites to derive rainfall rates and estimates within the CONUS.

Outside OSPO Products and Links:

Convective Initiation Algorithm High-Density Winds/Divergence
Convective Initiation The Convective Initiation (CI) algorithm uses cloud top cooling rates from Geostationary satellites to identify pre-convective developing cumulus clouds.
HD Winds Upper level winds derived using GOES water vapor imagery. Divergence and vorticity are also available as derived products.

CONUS | NE Pacific

NOAA Enviromental Visualization Laboratory United States Geological Survey (USGS)
NOAA Enviromental Visualization Laboratory High-resolution, detailed imagery of hazardous weather events as detected in remotely sensed data.
USGS WaterWatch The USGS WaterWatch site displays recent and past streamflow conditions as well as real-time information gathered from the USGS streamgage system.

GOES-R STAR
GOES-R GOES-R is the next generation of GOES Satellites scheduled to be lauched in 2015. The Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) of CIRA site showcases products that are part of the GOES-R proving ground, including current GOES RGB Airmass Products.

Info on GOES-R
RAMMB Proving Ground: Info | Products
STAR The Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) is the science arm of NESDIS.

MHS Snowfall Rate

Weather Prediction Center (WPC) National Weather Service (NWS) FFW
Weather Prediction Center WPC products include Quantitative Precipitation Forecatsts (QPF), Excessive Rainfall forecasts, and Mesoscale Precipitation Discussions (MPD). Collaboration between the WPC forecasters and the SAB precip analyst occur frequently when producing these products.

QPF | Excessive Rainfall | MPD
NWS FFW Active NWS Flash Flood Warnings (FFW).