Monthly Archives: May 2012

Winter 2011-2012 Northwest Flow Snow Event Reviews

This post is a bit off-season, but I want to remind all interested parties that a couple of event reviews from this past winter¬†are available on the Northwest Flow Snow Discussion Group’s web page. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/gsp/localdat/NWFS_discussion_group/nwfs_discussion_group.html Or, directly here: The Northwest … Continue reading

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Boundary impacts with TD Beryl

Tropical Depression Beryl is beginning to move northeast out of Georgia today, and is forecast to track across eastern SC toward the NC coast tonight and Wednesday.¬† A cold front and a line of prefrontal convection are currently approaching the … Continue reading

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Inland TC Wind Best Practices for NWS Forecasters

The group investigating the inland wind fields associated with tropical cyclones (TCs) has developed guidelines for the upcoming hurricane season that NWS forecasters can use in an effort to help improve TC wind speed/gust forecasts. The initial guidelines are based … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Gust Factors

We have been working on a case study for Hurricane Irene and a part of our case study will be examining the wind, wind gusts, and gust factors for the storm. Recall that Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout NC … Continue reading

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TC Boundary/QPF Hurricane Ernesto Case Study Update

Manual surface analyses of pressure and temperature have been completed every six hours from 0000Z 8/31 to 2300Z 9/01 using METAR observations from SC, NC, VA, and (a few) offshore. These analyses were then compared to MSAS 2-D surface frontogenesis … Continue reading

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