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Mississippi Valley Summer Heat Wave; Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding Possible to the North

A dangerous summer heat wave will continue much of the Plains, Mid/Lower Mississippi Valley, Southeast U.S. today and Thursday. Areas of severe thunderstorms may occur today and again on Thursday from parts of the northern/central Rockies and High Plains into the Ohio Valley and Carolinas. Excessive rainfall over similar areas may bring flash flooding today and Thursday. Read More >


28-day Mississippi River Forecast Plots

 

These experimental plots were created as a way to display long range (28-day) forecasts which became part of daily operations at LMRFC in November of 2016. The official forecast (2 days of QPF) is displayed along with an experimental, raw model NAEFS-based forecast (16 days of QPF).

 


NEXRAD ZR Relationship Table

 

This table displays the radar reflectivity to rain rate relationships being used by each of the NEXRAD radar sites in the LMRFC area. Local weather forecast offices will change this relationship seasonally and by rainfall event to help improve radar estimates of rainfall.

 


MRMS Rainfall Diagnostics

 

Plots displaying diagnostics for the MRMS radar-only rainfall estimate product. The plots were developed as a tool for monitoring biases in radar-only products.