MPE Precipitation Map
The precipitation estimates provided are derived from the National Weather Service (NWS) WSR-88D Doppler Radars. Radar precipitation estimates can be grossly inaccurate, so radar-based precipitation values are calibrated with routinely available surface gauge data. The combined product provides the spatial resolution of radar with the increased accuracy of surface gauge networks. These gauge-calibrated radar estimates are known as Multi-Precipitation Estimates, or MPE.
However, due to the limits of the NWS radars and the surface gauge networks, there can still be large errors with MPE, especially with local estimates.
This simple mapping application enables you to visually see accumulated MPE estimates over time. When zoomed in, roads, water features, and town names can be over-layed for reference. The past 7-day, 30-day 60-day, 90-day and 120-day options are available to view spatially.