Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wind, Wind Gusts, and Gust Factors Observed Over Marine Locations with Hurricane Irene

David Glenn from WFO MHX examined the sustained winds, wind gusts, and gust factors for Hurricane Irene across marine locations just off the coast of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Hourly observations of winds and wind gusts from seven … Continue reading

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Notes on the Effective Use of High-resolution Models including CAMs

With the height of the spring convective season approaching and the increased use of Convection Allowing Models (CAMs), I thought I would share some notes I made after taking the COMET “Effective Use of High-resolution Models” training course. I understand … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael Brennan – a Past and Present Collaborator Featured in NC State’s SCOPE Magazine

Dr. Michael Brennan, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center, was featured in the recent issue of SCOPE Magazine.  The article highlighted alumni of the N.C. State University College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (PAMS) who have had an … Continue reading

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TC Wind Group Conference Call Notes 4/10/13

The TC Wind Group help their monthly conference call on 4/10/13 at 11 AM. Call Participants: Michael Brennan (NHC), Bryce Tyner (North Carolina State University), Reid Hawkins (ILM), Jonathan Blaes (RAH), David Glenn (MHX), John Billet (AKQ), Bob Bright (CHS) … Continue reading

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NOAA HMT-Southeast Project Starting Up in May

The HMT-Southeast Pilot Study (HMT-SEPS) is a field project planned for May 2013 – September 2014 in western North Carolina. The project represents an initial step toward addressing scientific questions identified in previous planning sessions with a goal to define a long term … Continue reading

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Update on HSLC Environmental Climatology WAF Article

As noted in the recent HSLC conference call, Matt and Keith plan to submit an article for submission in AMS’s Weather and Forecasting within the next two weeks. This article will focus on a nationwide climatology of HSLC significant severe … Continue reading

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