Satellite Precipitation Estimates (TXUS20 KWBC)
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SATELLITE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES..DATE/TIME 02/27/15 1131Z
SATELLITE ANALYSIS BRANCH/NESDIS---NPPU---TEL.301-683-1404
LATEST DATA USED: GOES-13/15 1115Z  KUSSELSON
NESDIS SNOWFALL RATE PRODUCT FROM NOAA`S NEWEST
POLAR ORBITING MICROWAVE SENSOR AT 0846Z AT:
http://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/sportPublishData.pl?dataset=snowfallrateconus&product=region_snowrate&stamp=20150227_0846&loc=abq#image
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LOCATION...W AND N TEXAS...W AND C OKLAHOMA...W AND C KANSAS...SE
COLORADO...
LOCATION...E NEW MEXICO...
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ATTN WFOS...FWD...OUN...DDC...SJT...LUB...AMA...MAF...PUB...ABQ...
ATTN RFCS...ABRFC...WGRFC...
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EVENT...SNOWFALL HEADING ENE FROM EASTERN NEW MEXICO/WESTERN TEXAS/SE
COLORADO/OK
PANHANDLE AND WESTERN KANSAS...
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SATELLITE ANALYSIS AND
TRENDS...LATEST NESDIS SNOWFALL RATES PRODUCT AT 0846Z
AT:http://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/sportPublishData.pl?dataset=snowfallrateconus&product=region_snowrate&stamp=20150227_0846&loc=abq#image
DEPICTED AREAL EXTENT AND SNOW-WATER EQUIVALENT (MAX 0.06"-0.08"/HR)
WITH SNOW STORM FAIRLY WELL AS IT WAS CENTERED IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW
MEXICO...SE COLORADO AND EXTENDING INTO WESTERN TX...OK PANHANDLE...AND
WESTERN KANSAS.   SHORT WAVE AS PER GOES WATER VAPOR AND IT LOOP
CROSSING THROUGH N CENTRAL NM/S CENTRAL COLORADO. AT THE SAME TIME
MODERATE MOISTURE EARLIER SEEN ADVECTING SOME UP THE RIO GRANDE HAD
PICKED UP THE PACE AND WAS NOW FEEDING BETTER INTO WESTERN TEXAS/EASTERN
NEW MEXICO AND HELPING TO INCREASE RATES.  COLDEST CLOUD TOPS BAND NOW
MOVING ACROSS E CENTRAL NM..EXT NE NM INTO FAR SW KS...OK PANHANDLE AND
WESTERN TX PANHANDLE.  OTHER COOLER CLOUD TOP ENHANCEMENT LOOKING LIKE A
BAROCLINIC LEAF WAS PLOWING THROUGH WEST CENTRAL TEXAS TOWARD NW TEXAS/SW
OKLAHOMA...WITH FRINGE ACTIVITY NORTH TO THE SOUTHERN TX PANHANDLE AND
SOUTHERN FRINGE AREA ACROSS THE NORTHERN PART OF THE MAF CWA.  WFO LUB
REPORTED 2.5" OF SNOW WITH ONE INCH FALLING IN 40 MINUTES BETWEEN 4 AND
4:40am CST...SO SHORT WAVE LIFT AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE (PWATS GETTING
CLOSE TO 0.50"-0.60"CLASH IS REAL AND MODERATE MOISTURE ADVECTION HELPING
AS WELL AND WILL HAVE TO SEE IF IT CAN PENETRATE FURTHER EAST TOWARD
THE DALLAS-OKC AREAS NEXT 3-4HR.
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AN ANNOTATED SATELLITE GRAPHIC SHOWING THE HEAVY PRECIPITATION
THREAT AREA SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET ADDRESS LISTED
BELOW IN APPROXIMATELY 10-15 MINUTES.
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SHORT TERM OUTLOOK VALID 1115-1415Z...MEDIUM CONFIDENCE FACTOR
IN SHORT TERM OUTLOOK...PWAT MOISTURE HAS ALREADY STARTED IN FILTER INTO
WESTERN TEXAS AND WAS SLOWLY SEEPING TOWARD CENTRAL TEXAS FROM THE SOUTH
AND WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO.   TRICKY PART IS HOW FAR NORTH IT WILL GET
TO ALLOW IT TO CLASH WITH INCOMING SHORT WAVE  FOR HOW FAR THE SNOW GETS
EAST. BAROCLINIC LEAF W CENTRAL TX FAVORED SOUTHERN EDGE OF COLDER CLOUDS
FROM HIGHEST PRECIP AMOUNT WESTERN KS SOUTH TO THE TX PANHANDLE AND WEST
CENTRAL TX AND SHIFTING EAST-NE.  MAY OUT RUN MOISTURE TRYING TO ADVECT
FROM SOUTH..CLOSE CALL AS TO WHETHER RATES WILL BE AS GOOD  FURTHER EAST
BECAUSE COLD CLOUDS WERE RACING EAST.    BUT THINK STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST
SNOW WILL FALL W CENTRAL TO NW TEXAS INTO SW AND WESTERN OK AND TRY TO
MAKE IT TO CENTRAL PART OF TX..MAINLY N CENTRAL TX AS MOISTURE CONTINUES
TO FLOW IN.   SEE LATEST NCEP WPC DISCUSSION AND FORECAST GUIDANCE  FOR
FURTHER DETAILS..ALONG WITH A NESDIS GRAPHIC POSTED SHORTLY.
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....NESDIS IS A MEMBER OF NWSCHAT (NESDISSATELLITEPRECIP)....
....NESDIS IS A MEMBER OF 12 PLANET....
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FOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS CONCERNING THE SATELLITE
PRECIPITATION MESSAGES AND GRAPHICS PLEASE EMAIL
SSDPrecip@noaa.gov
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FOR PRECIP MESSAGES AND GRAPHICS ON THE WEB:
http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/atmosphere/spe/
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FOR AUTOMATED SATELLITE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES ON THE WEB:
http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/smcd/emb/ff/CONUS.php
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LAT...LON 3788 10294 3776 9871 3343 9869 3219 10205 3461 10533

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