Category Archives: Heavy Rain and Flooding Issues

VIIRS flood observations along the Arkansas River

Heavy rain fell in Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas the past few weeks, causing major flooding along portions of the Arkansas River. In the RealEarth image below (i.e. 1930Z on 27 May 2019), major flooding is indicated in orange and red … Continue reading

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ALPW product for 26 April 2019 heavy rain / severe thunderstorm event

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Nebraska flooding

The past two weeks Nebraska has been inundated with heavy precipitation, in the forms of rain and snow. Nebraska was significantly affected by the ‘record-breaking’ mid-latitude cyclone that past through the area from 13-15 March 2019.  Refer to the GOES-16 … Continue reading

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14 February 2019 California Atmospheric River event

Advected Layer Precipitable Water loop: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/14feb19/alpw&loop_speed_ms=400 Blended Total Precipitable Water loop: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/14feb19/blended_tpw&loop_speed_ms=100 Percent of Normal TPW loop: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/14feb19/blended_percent&loop_speed_ms=100

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Winter Storm Harper

A large low pressure system, slammed into the western United States (US), bringing heavy rain and snow, high winds, along with producing blizzards (for the Sierra Nevadas) and localized flooding for low-lying areas. The areal extent of the system is … Continue reading

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