The next big step in the science of flash flood forecasting is likely to come when high- resolution hydrologic data is merged with accurate, high-resolution rainfall information. The Flash Flood Monitoring and Prediction (FFMP) software is a step in that direction. Given that flash floods are basically floods in which the rainfall and runoff are occurring on the same time and space scales, understanding rainfall intensity and its impact on relatively small, fast-response basins is essential. With this information the warnings can become more focused in time and space. More narrowly focused warnings for these mesoscale phenomena may result more useful information to society and more appropriate response to flash flood danger.
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