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WSR-88D 0.5 Degree Base Reflectivity Image (Broad View) Reflectivity data is one of the basic products available on the WSR-88D. Reflectivity shows where and how hard it is raining or snowing, as well as precipitation intensity trends and movement. In the accompanying image, blue/green (yellow/orange) colors represent light-to-moderate (moderate-to-heavy) precipitation, while red is heavy rainfall and possibly hail. Pink/purple colors (not evident in this figure) represent large hail in a thunderstorm. In this broad view image, a  squall line and embedded bow echo were located across southwest Indiana (left), with an axis of severe storms, including supercells, across central Kentucky (right). Many severe storms occurred on this day, including wind damage, large hail, and a few tornadoes. Forecasters at NWS Louisville are trained to assess convective trends and signatures quickly in order to determine those thunderstorms that are severe, and to issue timely and effective warnings and statements, as needed.

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