Monthly Archives: December 2011

CSTAR Update – notes from the quarterly conference call on 02 December

A conference call with the principal investigators, the collaborative investigators, students, and other NWS participants with the ongoing CSTAR project was held on 02 December. Some notes from the call are shown below. Participants included Dr Lackmann, Dr Aiyyer, Bryce … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Winds CSTAR Project Gains Support at the 2011 NOAA Hurricane Conference

The 2011 NOAA Hurricane Conference was held in Miami FL on 29 November – 2 December, 2011. This conference provides an opportunity for the National Hurricane Center, the National Weather Service, and other folks from NOAA to review the past … Continue reading

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Minutes from the 8 December HSLC Conference Call

 I.                    In attendance… Matt Parker, Keith Sherburn, Jason Davis (NCSU), Pat Moore (GSP), Steve Keighton (RNK), Steve Zubrick (LWX), Andrew Zimmerman (AKQ), Frank Alsheimer (CHS) II.                Status of GSP Case Study Progress has slowed to a crawl due to unforeseen … Continue reading

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Late-Season HSLC event on Wednesday December 7, 2011

A late-season HSLC severe weather event occurred on Wednesday December 7, 2011.        (Click on the below radar image to see a ~10 hour loop) A robust (albeit deamplifying) shortwave trough lifted northeast from upstate GA/SC through western NC into central/western … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone QPF/Boundary Interaction cases

The Tropical Cyclone QPF/Boundary Interaction group is looking to identify tropical cyclones that interacted with boundaries and caused forecast problems for forecasters. WFO Raleigh NC State student volunteer Rebecca Duell recently identified a total of 54 Tropical Cyclones (TCs) that moved … Continue reading

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