Satellite Precipitation Estimates (TXUS20 KWBC)
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TXUS20 KNES 200938
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ZCZC NFDSPENES ALL
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VIZ000-PRZ000-
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SATELLITE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES..DATE/TIME 09/20/17 0937Z
SATELLITE ANALYSIS BRANCH/NESDIS---NPPU---TEL.301-683-1404
LATEST DATA USED: GOES 13 IR_10.7; RADAR
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LOCATION...PUERTO RICO...
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ATTN WFOS...SJU...
ATTN RFCS...
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EVENT...TORRENTIAL RAIN PRODUCING HURRICANE
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SATELLITE ANALYSIS AND TRENDS...THE LATEST GOES SATELLITE IMAGERY AT 0915Z
SHOWS THE EYE OF HURRICANE MARIA PASSING SOUTH OF THE VIEQUES AND MOVING
TOWARD THE SOUTH EASTERN CORNER OF PUERTO RICO.  TORRENTIAL FLOODING RAINS
ARE ALREADY OCCURRING AND RAINFALL RATES CERTAIN TO PRODUCE EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE USVI AND THE ENTIRE ISLAND OF PUERTO
RICO. HEAVY BANDS OF RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE.
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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 0930-1630Z...HIGH CONFIDENCE FACTOR
IN SHORT TERM OUTLOOK...HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES CAN BE EXPECTED AS
FRICTIONAL CONVERGENCE OF WINDS INCREASE VERTICAL UPDRAFTS IN ASSOCIATION
WITH HURRICANE MARIA. AS THE HURRICANE AND ASSOCIATED TROPICAL RAINS MAKES
A DIRECT HIT ON THE SOUTHEASTERN CORNER OF PUERTO RICO, EXTREME RAINFALL
RATES WILL INCREASE AS THE STORM MAKES ITS WAY ON LAND.  AN ALREADY
DANGEROUS, LIFE THREATENING EVENT WILL CONTINUE TO WORSEN IN THE NEXT
COUPLE OF HOURS.
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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 2003 6819 2001 6287 1626 6326 1626 6867 1626 6869

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