Every hour a gridded (4 km x 4 km) precipitation field is created. This field is a combination of both WSR-88D Nexrad radar precipitation estimates and rain gauge reports. The ABRFC performs extensive quality control on these data. For more details, see the External Data Center web page.
abrfc: Arkansas-Red Basin River Forecast Center
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