Monthly Archives: May 2013

Notes from 5/9/2013 CSTAR TC Boundary/QPF conference call

Notes from 5/9/2013 CSTAR TC Boundary/QPF conference call 4 participants Barrett Smith (RAH) Gary Lackmann (NCSU) Jordan Dale (NCSU) Jonathan Blaes (RAH)   Notes: Jordan Dale continues to investigate the role of a Predecessor Rain Event (PRE) on the development … Continue reading

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Potential New Interpolation Method in TCMWindTool

An effort has been made at improving the currently used wind interpolation method for the TCMWindTool. Currently, the tool uses the modified Rankine vortex model to create a base sustained wind speed grid. After examining several storms and comparing to … Continue reading

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Keith Sherburn Completes his Forecasting HSLC Thesis Defense

On May 13th, NC State student Keith Sherburn completed his M.S. defense – Improving the Understanding and Forecasting of Severe High Shear, Low CAPE Environments. This work was supported by the CSTAR Program with NOAA Grant NA10NWS4680007. Keith’s presentation summarized … Continue reading

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TC Inland Winds May 2013 Conference Call Notes

The TC Wind Group help their monthly conference call on 5/8/13 at 11:30 AM. Call Participants: Bryce Tyner (North Carolina State University), Reid Hawkins (ILM), Jonathan Blaes (RAH), David Glenn (MHX), John Billet (AKQ), Bob Bright (CHS), Frank Alsheimer (CHS) … Continue reading

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Cold Air Damming and Tropical Cyclones – How often do they occur together?

When we started the Tropical Cyclone, Boundary Interaction and QPF project, it was known that cold air damming (CAD) can occur during the passage of tropical cyclone and can have an impact on rainfall distribution by enhancing mesoscale lift.  What … Continue reading

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Wind Gust Climatology for Southeast Georgia and Southern South Carolina

Ryan Kramer, a 2012 Hollings student at WFO Charleston, SC, studied wind gust factors at several land and marine sites to help us develop a more effective Smart Tool for day-to-day forecasting. Prior to his study our primary means for … Continue reading

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