This map comes from NOAA’s Multisensor Precipitation Estimation (MPE) product. The rainfall map is based on NEXRAD radar, bias corrected with rain gauge data. Note that the Old San Juan/Condado area of San Juan registered over 200 mm (> 8 inches).
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NEXRAD radar (rainfall) in Puerto Rico is back online, but now NOAA’s GOES satellite data, used for estimating ground-level solar radiation, is offline! Urrrr!! That means that GOES-PRWEB is still suffering from missing data. The algorithm currently uses an average of the last 14 days when the solar data is missing. GOES-13 data has been offline for around 7 days now. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we are receiving the solar data again.
NOUS62 TJSJ 310358
MESSAGE DATE: MAY 31 2012 03:58:00
THE WSR-88D TJUA RADAR HAS FAILED DUE TO UNKNOWN REASONS. THERE IS A
SUSPICIOUS SMOKE/FIRE ALARM ON IN THE EQUIPMENT SHELTER ROOM WITH 0%
GENERATOR FUEL. FAA TECHS AND AOCC HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. THE RADAR
WILL BE OUT OF SERVICE FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT. FAA TECHS WILL
VISIT THE SITE TOMORROW MORNING.
This week we announced that GOES-PRWEB is operational. Daily data since January 1, 2010 is now available at the link:
Today, 26 months of monthly averages and totals were uploaded to the link: http://academic.uprm.edu/hdc/GOES-PRWEB_MONTHLY_RESULTS/
Annual averages and totals will be uploaded next week.
Incidently, I noticed an interesting result in yesterdays data. In the area of the Arecibo Space Observatory, there was approximately 300 mm of rainfall and almost as much surface runoff. This was a really huge storm, 300 mm is around 12 inches!! Over 12 inches of rain was measured at the USGS Station 50028000 RIO TANAMA NR UTUADO. The precipitation, discharge and gauge height plots from the USGS website are given below.