Which Nexrad radar view would you like?
Short Range Base ReflectivityThis is a display of echo intensity (reflectivity) measured in dBZ (decibels of Z, where Z represents the energy reflected back to the radar). Reflectivity is the amount of transmitted power returned to the radar receiver.
Short Range Composite ReflectivityThis display is of maximum echo intensity (reflectivity) from any elevation angle at every range from the radar. This product is used to reveal the highest reflectivity in all echoes.
Long Range Base ReflectivityThe maximum range of the long range composite reflectivity product is 248 nm (about 286 miles) from the radar location. The blocky appearance of this product is due to its lower spatial resolution on a 2.2 * 2.2 nm grid. It has one-fourth the resolution of the Base Reflectivity and one-half the resolution of the Precipitation products.
Short Range 1 Hour Precipitation TotalThis is an image of estimated one-hour precipitation accumulation on a 1.1 nm by 1 degree grid. This product is used to assess rainfall intensities for flash flood warnings, urban flood statements and special weather statements. The maximum range of this product is 124 nm (about 143 miles) from the radar location.
Short Range Storm Precipitation TotalThis image is of estimated accumulated rainfall, continuously updated, since the last one-hour break in precipitation. This product is used to locate flood potential over urban or rural areas, estimate total basin runoff and provide rainfall accumulations for the duration of the event.