Satellite Precipitation Estimates (TXUS20 KWBC)
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SATELLITE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES..DATE/TIME 03/03/15 0236Z
SATELLITE ANALYSIS BRANCH/NESDIS---NPPU---TEL.301-683-1404
LATEST DATA USED: GOES-15: 0211ZDS
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LOCATION...NW COLORADO...WYOMING...N UTAH...SE IDAHO...
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ATTN WFOS...UNR...CYS...RIW...GJT...SLC...PIH...
ATTN RFCS...MBRFC...CBRFC...NWRFC...
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EVENT...INCRSG MOD-HVY SNOW
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SATELLITE ANALYSIS AND TRENDS...LARGE STORM SYSTEM ACROSS THE WRN US IS
BEGINNING TO BREAK DOWN INTO SVRL DIFFERENT COMPONENTS AS 1) THE UPPER
LOW STARTS TO GET CUT OFF OVER SW CA...2) A SEWD SINKING FRONTAL BNDRY
BEGINS TO STALL AND WEAKEN OVER NRN MEXICO...AND 3) S/WV ENERGY LIFTING
NEWD ACROSS N AZ/UT HELPS TO INCRS SNOWFALL RATES ACROSS PORTIONS OF
UT/CO/WY  MOVING TWDS THE NRN PLAINS. WV IMAGERY/GOES SATL WINDS DEPICT A
140-150KT UPPER LVL JET STRETCHING FROM SW AZ NEWD ACROSS CO NOSING TWDS
FAR WRN NEB. THIS JET ALONG WITH S/WV LIFT THAT IS PROGRESSING NE OVER
SRN UT HAS CREATED STRONG UVM OVER PARTS OF CENTRAL/NRN UT WRN CO. STRONG
DIFFLUENCE ALOFT IS PRESENT OVER N/NE UT AND OVER S CENTRAL TO CENTRAL
WY CURRENTLY HELPING TO ENHANCE PRECIP AND DVLP COLDER CLOUD TOPS IN
IR IMAGERY. AT THE SFC...SVRL FRONTAL BNDRYS ACROSS THE REGION MAKE FOR
A COMPLICATED PATTERN OF SFC TEMPS...WITH MAIN COLD FRONT PRESSING EWD
THROUGH W CO...SECONDARY BNDRY MOVING E ACROSS NRN UT AND ALSO DRAPED
E-W OVER S WY...AND RELATIVELY COLD AIR BEHIND A COLD FRONT DROPPING S
FROM MT. DEFORMATION BAND HAS STARTED TAKING SHAPE IN WV IMAGERY OVER
THE PAST 1-2 HRS COLLOCATED WITH THE FRONTAL BNDRY OVER N UT/SW WY AS
THE MID-LVL ENERGY SHIFTS NEWD.
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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 0235-0535Z...MEDIUM CONFIDENCE FACTOR
IN SHORT TERM OUTLOOK...SFC TEMPS HAVE FALLEN BETWEEN 2-5F SINCE 00Z OVER
N UT ALONG THE WASATCH RANGE AND ACROSS SW WY AS THE MID-LVL ENERGY/BEST
500MB HEIGHT FALLS SHIFT EWD ALONG WITH THE SFC FRONTAL BNDRY. EXPECT
THIS TREND TO CONTINUE OVER THE OUTLOOK PERIOD AND BEYOND WITH LARGEST
HEIGHT FALLS OVER NRN CO/WY OVERNIGHT, THIS SHOULD HELP TO USHER IN COLD
AIR FROM THE N COOLING THE COLUMN AND AIDING IN INCRSG SNOWFALL RATES
ASSCD BOTH WITH THE S/WV FORCING AND DVLPG DEFORMATION BAND THAT WILL
EXTEND BACK TO THE SW BEHIND THE MAIN AREA OF LIFT. BELIEVE HEAVIEST
SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR ACROSS S CENTRAL WY TWDS THE END OF THE OUTLOOK
PERIOD WITH RATES POTENTIALLY GREATER THAN 1"/HR. HOWEVER...MOD-LOCALLY
HVY SNOW WILL LIKELY OCCUR OVER FAR SE ID/N CENTRAL AND NE UT/NW CO AND
MUCH OF SRN/CENTRAL WY FOR THE NEXT SVRL HRS.
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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 4369 10513 4210 10469 3936 11107 3930 11284 4258 11225

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