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Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for MATTHEW-16
in United States, Bahamas, Cuba, Haitifrom 28 Sep 2016 15:00 UTC to 06 Oct 2016 03:00 UTC
Extreme rainfall for tropical cyclone MATTHEW-16
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Satellite observations

Rain: Rainfall accumulaiton of the past 24h, as detected by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission of NASA. For more information, see https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GPM/main/index.html.

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Red alert for rain impact in Haiti

This report is based on the eTRaP data provided by NOAA/NESDIS with reference date 09 Oct 2016 18:00 UTC.

  • alertimage The total accumulation is highest in Haiti, reaching values between 500 and 550 mm. There is a high likelihood for floods.
  • alertimage The hourly rain rate is highest in Cuba, reaching values between 25 and 33 mm/h. There is a medium likelihood for flash floods.
Thresholds
The map shows the accumulated precipitation along the cyclone's track. Yellow area is > 100mm; Red area is > 300mm; Blue area is > 500mm. The accumulated rainfall is calculated based on the Tropical Rainfall Potential of NOAA/NESDIS. The eTRaP is a simple ensemble whose members are the 6-hourly totals from the single-orbit TRaPs, which are rainfall estimates from passive microwave remote sensing.

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Time line

The table below shows the maximum accummulation over time, as well as countries affected by rainfall over 100mm. Note that the maximum accummulation does not necessarily fall in the country.

Maximum total accumulation: 1056 mm (over the duration of the cyclone)

Latest rainfall statistics, total accummulation (Records found: 45)

Date (UTC)Maximum rain rate (mm/6h)Maximum rain rate (mm/h)
09 Oct 2016 18:00 165 28
09 Oct 2016 12:00 165 28
09 Oct 2016 06:00 151 25
09 Oct 2016 00:00 147 25
08 Oct 2016 18:00 139 23
08 Oct 2016 12:00 134 22
08 Oct 2016 06:00 145 24
08 Oct 2016 00:00 133 22
07 Oct 2016 18:00 135 23
07 Oct 2016 12:00 139 23
07 Oct 2016 06:00 153 26
07 Oct 2016 00:00 193 32
06 Oct 2016 18:00 157 26
06 Oct 2016 12:00 155 26
06 Oct 2016 06:00 167 28
06 Oct 2016 00:00 215 36
05 Oct 2016 18:00 225 38
05 Oct 2016 12:00 241 40
05 Oct 2016 06:00 247 41
05 Oct 2016 00:00 233 39
04 Oct 2016 18:00 233 39
04 Oct 2016 12:00 179 30
04 Oct 2016 06:00 189 32
04 Oct 2016 00:00 203 34
03 Oct 2016 18:00 203 34
03 Oct 2016 12:00 193 32
03 Oct 2016 06:00 151 25
03 Oct 2016 00:00 165 28
02 Oct 2016 12:00 157 26
02 Oct 2016 06:00 189 32
02 Oct 2016 00:00 195 33
01 Oct 2016 18:00 205 34
01 Oct 2016 12:00 209 35
01 Oct 2016 06:00 209 35
01 Oct 2016 00:00 207 35
30 Sep 2016 18:00 273 45
30 Sep 2016 12:00 247 41
30 Sep 2016 06:00 193 32
30 Sep 2016 00:00 209 35
29 Sep 2016 18:00 217 36
29 Sep 2016 12:00 205 34
29 Sep 2016 06:00 187 31
29 Sep 2016 00:00 179 30
28 Sep 2016 18:00 139 23
28 Sep 2016 12:00 139 23