Acronyms

AGL- Above Ground Level
BBL- Bright Band Layer
BB- Bright Band
CoCoRaHS- Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network
CONUS- Continental United States
CREF- Composite Reflectivity
CWA- County Warning Area
DHR- Digital Hybrid Reflectivity
DP- Dual Polarized
DPA digital precipitation array
DPR digital precipitation rate
EDR-Eddy Dissipation Rate
ETP18- Echo Top (18dBZ)
GOES- Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
HADS- Hydrometeorological Automated Data System
HHC- Hybrid Hydrometeor Class
HSR- Hybrid Scan Reflectivity
IDW inverse distance weighting
IR- Infra-Red
MM- Mountain Mapper
MPE multi-sensor precipitation estimator
MRMS- Multi- Radar Multi-Sensor
MSL- Mean Sea Level
NCDC- National Climatic Data Center
NCEP- National Centers for Environmental Prediction
NMQ- National Mosaic and Multi-sensor QPE
NSSL- National Severe Storms Laboratory
NWP- Numerical Weather Prediction
NWS- National Weather Service
ORPG- Open-systems Radar Product Generator
PPS- Precipitation Processing System
PRISM- Parameter-Elevation Regressions on Independent Slopes Model
PW- Precipitable Water
QC- Quality Controlled
QPE- Quantitative Precipitation Estimate
QVS- QPE Verification System
QPF- Quantitative Precipitation Forecast
RAP- Rapid Refresh
RFC- River Forecast Center
RH- Relative Humidity
RRCT- Rapid Refresh Core Test
SHSR – Seamless Hybrid Scan Reflectivity
UTC- Universal Time Coordinated
VIL- Vertically Integrated Liquid
VPR- Vertical Profile of Reflectivity
WSR-88D- Weather Surveillance Radar - 1988 Doppler