Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pre-SLS HSLC Environmental Climatology Update

On October 5, I traveled to Norman, OK and presented an update of my HSLC environmental parameter climatology to Steve Weiss, Dr. Israel Jirak, and Andy Dean from the Storm Prediction Center. They provided feedback on my project and made … Continue reading

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Examining Wind Gust Factors with Hurricane Sandy across the Coastal Carolinas

As a follow-up to Bryce’s timely post yesterday, we examined the sustained winds, wind gusts, and gust factors for Hurricane Sandy across coastal North Carolina and South Carolina. Nearly all of the data collection and some of the analysis was … Continue reading

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Norfolk, VA Hourly Wind Speed Analysis for Sandy (2012)

In a previous post, Jonathan discussed a climatological look at gust factors as a function of wind speed for recent storms affecting the study region.  The results of the analysis are currently being used to help develop wind gust forecasts … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy’s Wind Field across Coastal North Carolina

Hurricane Sandy continues to move up the eastern U.S. seaboard. On Sunday evening, at 00 UTC 29 October, Sandy was located about 280 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras North Carolina. The western semicircle of Sandy has been brushing along the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Provides an Opportunity to Test and Develop New Tropical Cyclone Wind and Wind Gust Tools

Some Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in the Carolinas and Virginia will likely be impacted by the wind field associated with Hurricane Sandy over the weekend. The image to the right shows the forecast track and intensity of Sandy along with … Continue reading

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New article in WAF having NW Flow Snowfall as its primary topic

A study based on WRF model simulations investigating the sensitivity of snowfall amounts in NW Flow Snowfall to surface fluxes upstream of the southern Appalachian Mountains can be found in the October 2012 issue of WAF, accessible via the AMS … Continue reading

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CSTAR Virtual Workshop Scheduled for Friday November 16, 2012

Because of travel and funding complications, the CSTAR workshop has been rescheduled for Friday November 16, 2012. An outline of the agenda and time-frame of activities is shown below. Note that some of the agenda items and especially the approximate … Continue reading

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