After analyzing the 54 tropical cyclones that moved through the CSTAR domain since 1995, a number of potential candidate cases stood out for further research. These include Hurricane Irene (August 2011), Tropical Storm Hanna (September 2008), Tropical Storm Ernesto (September 2006), Tropical Storm Alberto (June 2006), Hurricane Gaston (August 2004), Hurricane Isabel (September 2003), and Tropical Storm Kyle (October 2002). Other notable cases before 2000 include Hurricane Irene (October 1999), Hurricane Floyd (September 1999), and Hurricane Fran (September 1996).
Any of these cases that presented unusual QPF challenges to the offices involved in this study would be preferable for selection. Please let me know if any of these cases are of interest to your office. Additionally, if there is a specific tropical storm or hurricane not included above that presented QPF forecasting challenges for your warning area, please let me know.