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1.Real-time rainfall observations: Addition of USGS and NC State Climate Office precipitation stations so EMs can get real- time observations of how much.

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1 1.Real-time rainfall observations: Addition of USGS and NC State Climate Office precipitation stations so EMs can get real- time observations of how much rain has fallen in their county and combine this with their understanding of other water in their county. Data is available for about 70 stations in NC and 55 stations along the Northern Gulf Coast. 2.Radar estimated rainfall: Addition of NWS rainfall accumulation estimated by radar, which gives a wider spread look at rainfall. Radar estimated rainfall over the last 6, 24, or 48 hr from NSSL: NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory's Next Generation Quantitative Precipitation Estimate (QPE) system (Q2) Radar-only based precipitation analyses forecasts from NDFD: National Digital Forecast Database, NOAA Weather Service, experimental total amount of liquid precipitation (rainfall and melted snow/ice pellets) 3.Reorganization of the CERA web sites to include the site for Atlantic EMs, Gulf EMs, and the developer site. The developer site will display model runs on alternate ADCIRC grids or wind models. 4.Rapid results: Implementation of rapid results so that maximum value results (most widely used) are done first without having to wait for other layers to complete. An notifying users when max value layers are ready will be sent. Rapid results will be available about 10 minutes or sooner, final results ~45 minutes later. Rapid results include the max layers, storm track, the gage/precipitation stations, and the radar precipitation layers. 5.Auto color scales for maximum layers and revised (fixed) color scales both for the Atlantic and N. Gulf. 6.New zooming feature: if you zoom in, ADCIRC results that are outside the best grid resolution are whited out. You will see labels for “low resolution” in these areas. 7.FEMA DFIRM flooding zones classified as: High Risk (100-year flood), High Risk Coastal Areas (100-year flood associated with storm waves), and Low Risk (500-year flood) New CERA Features for the hurricane season 2013 based on suggestions from emergency managers

2 Precipitation real-time observation stations from USGS and NC State Climate Office

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4 Radar Estimated and Forecasted Rainfall from NOAA’s nowCoast web service

5 notification with RAPID RESULTS ~ 10 minutes after complete ADCIRC run

6 Comparison of fixed color scale and auto color scale for maximum wind layer

7 Areas outside grid domain with low resolution are ‘whited out’ for higher zoom levels

8 FEMA DFIRM Flood zones


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