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Storm Cell Attribute Table for Paducah, Kentucky (KPAH) Radar

Retrieved: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:13:53 -0500; Data valid day:  30; Data valid time:  2204Z  (Refresh)
Storm Ident Az/Ran TVS
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POSH POH Max Size VIL Max dBZ Height Top Fcst Mvmt
K9 287/114 NONE NONE 0 30 <0.50 28 55 15.1 25.3 198/12
V2 120/117 NONE NONE 0 30 <0.50 18 51 15.9 20.8 196/21
M5 178/63 NONE 2 0 20 <0.50 17 53 8.8 18.9 244/17
F6 159/138 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 34 54 20.9 33.5 88/4
W4 133/129 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 33 55 18.7 24.1 NEW
A1 139/131 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 27 53 19.1 24.7 208/14
G0 329/129 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 24 53 18.6 24.0 242/4
G1 175/150 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 22 49 23.8 36.7 223/35
M3 98/61 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 18 54 8.4 18.6 243/19
T0 119/149 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 16 48 23.7 30.0 208/23
P9 286/143 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 16 48 22.1 34.9 225/29
E1 315/112 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 16 51 14.8 19.6 221/12
W3 279/91 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 15 52 10.6 18.5 39/2
C3 144/150 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 14 46 23.9 30.2 188/21
F8 147/165 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 14 45 28.1 34.9 223/17
F2 107/52 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 14 52 12.0 15.4 211/21
X7 183/74 NONE 2 0 0 0.00 14 52 10.7 17.9 240/16
J2 188/25 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 11 53 2.8 11.2 229/21
X0 91/66 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 11 50 9.3 16.1 246/19
C1 113/125 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 9 45 17.7 22.7 218/66
C6 180/44 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 9 50 3.6 15.0 230/23
J0 292/151 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 9 44 24.2 30.3 292/16
E7 57/132 NONE NONE UNK UNK UNK 8 44 19.2 24.5 206/52
U6 137/121 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 8 45 16.7 21.7 224/17
Z2 85/88 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 7 47 10.0 13.7 NEW
S4 187/93 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 7 46 10.9 19.2 222/10
L9 188/84 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 7 47 9.3 12.7 236/33
D8 103/114 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 6 44 15.2 20.7 132/25
M4 72/100 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 5 43 12.3 16.6 222/31
S8 49/110 NONE NONE 0 0 0.00 5 42 14.4 18.8 217/19
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Total number of storm cells on radar:  30;  Number of storm cells on table:  30 Introduction Switch to Text
Algorithms produce this table.  They may misrepresent observed conditions.

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Clear Air Mode: U.S. radar stations operate in either 'Clear Air Mode' when there is no precipitation in the area or 'Precipitation Mode' when rain is in the area. Radar is at its most sensitive state of operation when in clear air mode. The antenna rotates at its slowest rate permitting the radar to sample a given volume of the atmosphere longer giving it the ability to detect smaller objects than when in precipitation mode. Much of what you see in clear air mode is airborne dust & particulate matter.

Precipitation Mode: Radar doesn't need to be as sensitive as in clear air mode. This is because rainfall provides plenty of returning signals giving you a much cleaner view of any rainfall in the area without all of the clutter seen in clear air mode.

Storm Tracks: The Storm Track Feature allows you to see what direction or track the storm is currently headed to. This feature shows a white line extending out of a little white square box from the center of a storm cell. The "x"'s along this white line indicate every 15 minutes where the center of the storm is forecast to be, based on its current speed and direction. For an example, the 4th "x" shows where the storm will be in an hour given its current tracking. The longer the white line the faster the storm is moving.

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