PRECIPITATION TYPES

Precipitation types are only shown if they are forecast to occur. The types of precipitation that may be forecast are listed below.

Rain

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Rain showers

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Thunderstorms

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Drizzle

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Snow

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Snow showers

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Flurries

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Sleet (ice pellets)

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Freezing rain

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Freezing drizzle

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For each type of precipitation that is forecast, probability of precipitation is specified for 3-hour time periods out to 60 hours, then in 12 hour increments ending at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. Local Time out to 5 days.

Slight Chance

20% or less

Chance

30%-50%

Likely

60%-70%

Definite

80%-100%

Occasional

80%-100%

Isolated

Less than 20% coverage

Widely Scattered

20% coverage

Scattered

30%-50% coverage

Numerous

60%-70% coverage

Wide Spread

80%-100% coverage