Monthly Archives: March 2012

Preliminary Analysis of Convective Modes for HSLC Tornadoes

Preliminary analysis of convective modes for the radar climatology portion of the HSLC project is now complete. Over 100 days between 2006 and 2011 were identified by area WFOs as possible HSLC events. Tornadoes that occurred in an environment with … Continue reading

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TC Inland Winds Conference Call Notes from 3/14/12

The first monthly conference call for the CSTAR Tropical Cyclone Wind group was held on March 14, 2012 at 11 AM. Participants on the call were Bryce Tyner (NCSU), Dr. Anantha Aiyyer (NCSU), Jonathan Blaes (RAH), Frank Alsheimer (CHS), Bob … Continue reading

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CSTAR Update – notes from the quarterly conference call on 09 March

A conference call with the principal investigators, the collaborative investigators, students, and other NWS participants with the ongoing CSTAR project was held on 09 March. Some notes from the call are shown below. Participants included Dr Lackmann, Dr Aiyyer, Bryce … Continue reading

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TC QPF/Boundary Interaction Case Study Outline

Based on the available data, forecaster comments, and impacts (damage, fatalities) for each storm, the TC QPF group has chosen Tropical Storm Ernesto from 2006 as an initial case for further study. We expect Ernesto to have a stronger boundary … Continue reading

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RITT Forum Web Page

The address for the Research and Innovation Transition Team (RITT) Forum web page is The purpose of the RITT foums are to showcase potential transition (to operations) projects. During the forum, a subject matter expert gives a talk on a … Continue reading

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Missing ASOS Observations during Hurricane Irene across eastern NC, VA, and MD

As a part of our local event review of Hurricane Irene, we examined the number of missing ASOS METAR observations across eastern North Carolina, eastern Virginia, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It has been widely noted before that surface … Continue reading

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