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Flood of September 2011

Multi-sensor Precipitation Estimates (MPE)

Preliminary data

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Multi-sensor Precipitation Estimates (MPE) 24 Hour Total September 06 to 07, 2011
24 Hour Total September 06-07, 2011
Multi-sensor Precipitation Estimates (MPE) 24 Hour Total September 07-08, 2011
24 Hour Total September 07-08, 2011
Multi-sensor Precipitation Estimates (MPE) 48 Hour Total September 06-08, 2011
48 Hour Total September 06-08, 2011

Definitions

The MPE graphic shown in this section are Multisensor Precipitation Estimates, otherwise known as MPE data. The data used to produce this graphic is a combination of radar and precipitation gages. Source: Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.

When using MPE data, it is important to remember it is vulnerable to the same inaccuracies that can be caused by either radar or precipitation gages. For radar, problems would be: freezing or frozen precipitation, low topped convection, bright banding, the reflectivity/rainfall relationship in use, calibration of the radar, radar location and elevation, range degradation, and the radar's effective coverage. For precipitation gages, problems come from freezing precipitation, windy conditions, gage siting, undermeasurement by tipping bucket gages in high intensity rainfall, and gage maintenance.

Past Flood Events

July 6-10, 1935 Rainfall Map.
July 6-10, 1935 Observed Rainfall Map.
Hurricane Agnes Rainfall Map June 18-25, 1972.
Hurricane Agnes Observed Rainfall Map June 18-25, 1972.
Observed rainfall totals from June 25 to June 28, 2006
Total MPE accumulation from 8 AM EDT June 24th, 2006 8 AM EDT June 29th, 2006.

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