About the Significant River Flood Outlook

NWS River Forecast Centers use the best available forecasts for future precipitation amounts given the constraints of current hydrometeorological science. The number of hours or days into the future that precipitation can be realistically forecast varies across the United States with seasons and geographic area. For example, forecast rainfall amounts for hurricanes and large scale weather systems can extend farther into the future than they can for local summer thunderstorms.

Click on the map or links below to access the Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) web pages for the 13 NWS RFCs

   Alaska-Pacific RFC
 Arkansas-Red Basin RFC
 California-Nevada RFC
 Colorado Basin RFC
 Lower Mississippi RFC
 Middle Atlantic RFC
 Missouri Basin RFC
 North Central RFC
 Northeast RFC
 Northwest RFC
 Ohio RFC
 Southeast RFC
 West Gulf RFC