Monthly Archives: February 2013

Bizarre Surface/Boundary Layer Forecast by the RAP during the 16 February Snowstorm

A winter storm impacted much of the Carolina’s and Virginia with periods of locally heavy wet snow on Saturday 16 February, 2013. The primary area of snow across central NC was drive by strong low and mid-level frontogenesis, a strengthening … Continue reading

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Notes from the 2/13 CSTAR TC/QPF conference call

Notes from 2/13/13 CSTAR QPF conference call 6 participants Barrett Smith (RAH) Gary Lackmann (NCSU) Jordan Dale (NCSU) David Roth (HPC) Jonathan Blaes (RAH) Josh Palmer (SERFC) Most of the call covered the following topics: Jordan took a few minutes … Continue reading

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08-09 Feburary 2013 Blizzard / Dual Pol Imagery

All, What an amazing storm.  A manual analysis of storm total snowfall accumulations for 08-09 February 2013 shows that 24″+ snow accumulations largely occurred in a SW-NE oriented band from Long Island to southern ME, with the heaviest accumulations (up … Continue reading

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Strong to Damaging Wind Potential in Eastern NC Friday Morning?

All, A potential for strong to damaging winds exists Friday morning across eastern NC, especially in northeast NC and southeast VA.  A 1007 mb surface low upstream near Savannah GA at 01Z is progged to begin a period of rapid … Continue reading

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1/31/2013 HSLC Conference Call Notes

Attendees: Matt Parker, Jason Davis, and Keith Sherburn (NCSU), Andrew Zimmerman (AKQ), Mike Cammarata and Tony Petrolito (CAE), Frank Alsheimer (CHS), Justin Lane, Pat Moore, and Larry Lee (GSP), Jonathan Blaes (RAH). 1. Jason gave an update on his work. … Continue reading

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TC Winds Group Conference Call 2/6/13 Notes

Attendees:  Bryce Tyner (NCSU), Bob Bright (CHS), Carin Goodall (MHX), David Glenn (MHX), Jonathan Blaes (RAH), Reid Hawkins (ILM), Frank Alsheimer (CHS), Gail Hartfiled (RAH), Michael Brennan (NHS) The CSTAR TC Winds Group held their monthly conference call on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Earth Network Incorporated Total Lightning Use During the Severe Weather Event of 30/31 January 2013

Since late 2011, the NWS Raleigh (RAH) has been evaluating products from Earth Networks Incorporated (ENI), in particular data from ENI Total Lightning Detection Network (ENTLDN).  ENI provided access to their data (real-time and archived) along with a web-based software … Continue reading

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