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A NOAA visualization of Tropical Storm Fred's path up the East Coast, which spreads from Alabama and Mississippi to northern New York and western Massachussets

Performance of NOAA Satellite-based Precipitation Products During Tropical Storm Fred

On August 18, 2021, the western part of North Carolina suffered a catastrophic flash flood caused by Tropical Storm Fred. As part of a NOAA/STAR precipitation validation project, CISESS science team Malar Arulraj, Veljko Petković, Ralph Ferraro, and Huan Meng evaluated the performance of different satellite-based precipitation products during this event using Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor (MRMS) observations.

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