Rain or Shine: Interactive Map Forecasts Precipitation Across the United States

Lissa Gregg

Recent rainfall has brought significant improvements to drought-stricken areas across the South Central United States. Lake levels are rising and crops are flourishing, but how do we know if the rain will continue in the coming days?

Freese and Nichols is pleased to announce the launch of our interactive precipitation forecast map. This map displays the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Quantitative Precipitation Forecast, which is the expected amount of melted precipitation accumulated over a specified time period over a specified area. The map allows users to see forecasts of precipitation across the nation for the next five days, available as Day 1 (today), Day 2, Day 3, Days 4 and 5 combined, and Days 1-5 combined.

Using the Layer List feature in the upper left portion of the map (pictured in the red square at right), the user can toggle between Day 1 through 5 forecasts after clicking the dropdown menu to the left of the QPF checkbox (also pictured right). The user can also zoom into the local level or out to the national level.

The map is a live link that updates automatically and can be accessed any time at http://clients.freese.com/precip/index.html. We encourage users who would like to view the map regularly to bookmark the link or this blog article in their preferred web browser.