Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 16, 2011 Historic Tornado Event

While the initial damage surveys and analysis of this historic event are being completed, more thorough and detailed examination will likely be forthcoming. To support this, WFO RAH has assembled compressed files for April 16 and 17 that contain SPC … Continue reading

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Recent e-mail discussion on HSLC WFO Operations

A QLCS severe weather event occurred on April 11th and prompted an interesting discussion on the utility (futility?) of issuing tornado warnings for QLCS events. The discussion highlights some of the experiences and concerns of meteorologists participating in a CSTAR … Continue reading

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Minutes From HSLC Conference Call 31 March

In attendance… Matt Parker (NC State) Steve Zubrick (LWX) Steve Keighton (RNK) Andrew Zimmerman (AKQ) Bob Frederick (MHX) Jonathan Blaes (RAH) Hunter Coleman (CAE) Frank Alsheimer (CHS) Stephen Latimer (HSV) Trisha Palmer (FFC) Pat Moore (GSP) A conference call was … Continue reading

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NC State Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Outlook

Dr Lian Xie of the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, at NC State University and other collaborators recently released their 2011 Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Outlook. In short, the Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be more active than … Continue reading

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Adding to “Another great HSLC case to add”…

I here at AKQ sent this out on Sat to everyone ay my office on Sat “Depending on the time of the actual event…. Particulars do show potential for a LCHS event (low cape high shear) Tue am NAM/GFS show hints … Continue reading

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Another great HSLC case to add

I think we should consider adding the April 4-5 late night QLCS event to our database (it will be in my spreadsheet anyway).  SBCAPE near zero in our area but MUCAPE maybe nudging up toward 500 J/kg along NC/VA border. … Continue reading

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