Satellite Precipitation Estimates (TXUS20 KWBC)
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SATELLITE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES..DATE/TIME 02/27/15 0346Z
SATELLITE ANALYSIS BRANCH/NESDIS---NPPU---TEL.301-683-1404
LATEST DATA USED: GOES-15: 0330ZDS
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LOCATION...NW TEXAS...S COLORADO...NEW MEXICO...
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ATTN WFOS...LUB...MAF...PUB...ABQ...EPZ...GJT...
ATTN RFCS...ABRFC...WGRFC...CBRFC...
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EVENT...MOD-HVY SNOW
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SATELLITE ANALYSIS AND TRENDS...COMPACT SYSTEM IS SEEN IN WV IMAGERY OVER
THE SWRN US WITH BASE OF THE S/WV TROF DROPPING SLIGHTLY SEWD ACROSS NRN
AZ/FAR NW NM. SMALL MID-LVL VORT IS ALSO EVIDENT IN WV IMAGERY MOVING SE
OVER SERN UT AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECENT DVLPMT OF COLDER CLOUD
TOPS/CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY THAT HAS BEEN SEEN ACROSS FAR NE AZ/NW NM/SW
CO. A FEW ISOLATED LIGHTNING STRIKES HAVE BEEN NOTED IN NLDN DATA WITH
THE PRECIP OVER NE AZ..CONFIRMING THE CONVECTIVE NATURE OF THE NEW
ACTIVITY. FAIRLY STRONG DIFFLUENCE/DIVERGENCE ALOFT IS PRESENT OVER
SW TO CENTRAL NM AHEAD OF THE VORT AND WITHIN THE EXIT REGION OF AN
ELONGATED JET THAT EXTENDS SEWD ALONG THE CA/NV BORDER OVER WRN AND
SE AZ. THIS IS AIDING UVM ACROSS MUCH OF NM WITH IR SATL CLOUD TOP
COOLING AND STRENGTHENING RADAR RETURNS SHOWING THE RESULTING INCRSG
PRECIP. FRONTAL BNDRY EXTENDING N-S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF WRN
CO/WRN NM IS PROVIDING A FOCUS FOR LOW LVL CNVGC WITH COLDER AIR ACROSS E
CO/E NM DESPITE SERLY FLOW AT THE SFC/LOW LVLS. BLENDED TPW PRODUCT HAS
SHOWN A SLIGHT INCRS IN LOW LVL MOISTURE AS PW VALUES HAVE RISEN ABOVE
0.25" NEAR THE MID-LVL VORT. SFC OBS HAVE INDICATED LGT-OCCASIONALLY
MOD SNOW OVER SW/S CENTRAL CO IN THE LAST FEW HRS WITH A FEW LGT SNOW
REPORTS OVER N CENTRAL/CENTRAL NM AS WELL RECENTLY.
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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...MEDIUM-HIGH CONFIDENCE FACTOR IN SHORT TERM
OUTLOOK...S/WV TROF AND VORT SHOULD SWING EWD ACROSS NRN HALF OF NM
OVERNIGHT PRESSING E TWDS THE OK/TX PANHANDLES. NAM SYNTHETIC SATL IMAGERY
APPEARS TO BE HANDLING THE PROGRESSION OF THE S/WV TROF FAIRLY WELL SO
FAR AND DEPICTS THE COLDER CLOUD TOPS/BEST DIFFLUENCE ALOFT ACROSS N
CENTRAL NM/FAR SRN CO OVER THE NEXT FEW HRS. THE SYSTEM SHOULD PROGRESS
EWD ACROSS THE DISCUSSION AREA FAIRLY QUICKLY THOUGH SNOWFALL RATES OF
UP TO 1"/HR ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF S CENTRAL CO AND
NRN/CENTRAL NM EXTENDING EWD.
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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 3779 10849 3733 10413 3275 10257 3266 10601 3503 10869

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