Monthly Archives: October 2011

CSTAR Update – One Year Since the Kickoff Workshop

On October 28th and 29th, 2010 over 30 meteorologists from the National Weather Service (NWS) as well as faculty and students from NC State University (NCSU) gathered in Raleigh to begin implementation of a 3 year Collaborative Science, Technology, and … Continue reading

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Dual-Pol vs Legacy storm total precipitation during Hurricane Irene (KMHX)

Hurricane Irene made landfall on the morning of August 27th near Cape Lookout in eastern North Carolina as a strong Category 1 hurricane. Heavy rainfall was observed with this TC which provided a unique experience to analyze differences between Dual-Pol … Continue reading

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Hurricane Rina, Irene, and the Multi-Platform Tropical Cyclone Surface Wind Analysis

Hurricane Rina provides an opportunity to examine the Multi-Platform Tropical Cyclone Surface Wind Analysis (MPTCSWA) from CIRA. This product is intended to provide “estimates” of the 1-minute maximum winds at 10-m elevation. Note that there are lots of limitations with … Continue reading

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CSTAR TC Inland Winds Conference Call on 10/14 – first steps of R2O

A conference call for the Tropical Cyclone Winds CSTAR project was held on Friday, October 14. Participants included Reid Hawkins (ILM), Frank Alsheimer (CHS), John Billet (AKQ), Gail Hartfield & Jonathan Blaes (RAH), and Dr Aiyyer (NCSU). During the previous CSTAR TC Inland Winds conference … Continue reading

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Potential HSLC event Tuesday night / Wednesday morning (October 18/19)

All, Considerable uncertainty remains with regard to the evolution of the low pressure system in the GOMEX, including the eventual track of the surface low through the Carolinas Tuesday night into Wednesday. However, the ECMWF has changed little over the … Continue reading

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GoToMeeting Presentation on NW Flow Snow Simulations

I thought I’d post this here for wider distribution, and since the NW Flow Snow research efforts are a spin off of past CSTAR activities. On Oct 26 at 1pm, Doug Miller (UNC-A) will be presenting a summary of his … Continue reading

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Minutes from 29 September 2011 HSLC Conference Call

I. In attendance… Matt Parker, Keith Sherburn, Jason Davis (NCSU), Pat Moore (GSP), Mike Cammarata (CAE), Steve Nelson (FFC), Stephen Latimer (HUN), Frank Alsheimer (CHS), Jonathan Blaes and Mike Strickler (RAH), Steve Keighton (RNK), Steve Zubrick and Steve Listemaa (LWX), … Continue reading

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