Satellite Precipitation Estimates (TXUS20 KWBC)
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TXUS20 KNES 031404
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SATELLITE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES..DATE/TIME 03/03/15 1404Z
SATELLITE ANALYSIS BRANCH/NESDIS---NPPU---TEL.301-683-1404
LATEST DATA USED: GOES-13 1345Z     HEEPS
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LOCATION...MICHIGAN...
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ATTN WFOS...DTX...APX...IWX...GRR...
ATTN RFCS...OHRFC...NCRFC...
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EVENT...MOD-HVY SNOW
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SATELLITE ANALYSIS AND TRENDS...LATEST SFC ANALYSIS INDICATES WARM FRONT
EXTENDS THROUGH NERN MO/SRN IL/KY. BEST ISENTROPIC ASCENT AT THIS TIME
APPEARS TO BE THRU SERN WI AND INTO SRN MI. MULTIPLE MODEL SOUNDINGS
IN SRN MI INDICATE SATURATION AND IMPLIED FORCING FOR ASCENT IN THE
FAVORED DENDRITIC SNOW GROWTH ZONES AIDING TO SNOWFALL RATES WITHIN
THIS BAND. GOES SATL WINDS ALSO INDICATE 140+ KT JET RANGING OVER NERN
CO/NE/IA/SWRN WI WITH EXIT REGION DYNAMICS POSSIBLY AIDING IN FORCING
FOR ASCENT. MOST RECENT NESDIS SNOWFALL RATE PRODUCT IMAGE FROM 1049Z
INDICATED LIQUID EQUIVALENT MAX SNOWFALL RATES NEAR 0.08"/HR ASSOCIATED
WITH A FAIRLY NARROW BAND (100 KM WIDE) THAT WAS BACK IN NRN IL AND HAS
PROGRESSED INTO MI. THIS MATCHED WELL WITH SFC OBS/RADAR IMAGERY.
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SHORT TERM OUTLOOK VALID 1400Z-1700Z...MEDIUM CONFIDENCE FACTOR
IN SHORT TERM OUTLOOK...THE MOD/HVY SNOWFALL BAND ASSOCIATED WITH BEST
ISENTROPIC ASCENT APPEARS TO BE MOVING THRU SRN MI AT THIS TIME WITH
THE BACK END OF THE SNOW IN SWRN WI/NWRN IL. THIS BAND WILL TRANSLATE
THRU SRN/CNTL MI OVER THE NEXT FEW HRS. BELIEVE THAT HEAVIEST SNOWFALL
RATES WITH THIS BAND MAY REACH 1.0"-1.5"/HR.
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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 4408 8424 4395 8316 4293 8227 4207 8254 4182 8353
4177 8492 4192 8622 4285 8715 4395 8647
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