Spain, 12.10.2016. Solution
On this day, there were very intense precipitations near Barcelona in a location named Cabrils. A total of 220 mm were registered here. Almost all of the precipitation fell in an afternoon, starting at approximately 15Z. Effects of this rain can be seen in this video
Precipitation of automatic weather stations give an overview of the geographical distribution of rain
Precipitation from Gauges
1. Do NWC SAF Products help in this situation?
Cloud top heights are relatively low in this situation
CTTH Product at 17Z
RDT product vaguely catches the convective cell
RDT at 17Z
CR-Ph precipitation product picks up something at 15Z but afterwards is becomes dark and there is no CR-Ph product
CR-Ph at 15Z
CRR product shows a small signal
CRR at 17Z
NWC SAF products do not seem to capture well this situation. NWP models also did not seem to locate the place of the storm. A Radar would become handy.