Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Clayton, NC Wind Profiler Has Come Back to Life

The wind profiler located in Clayton, NC (“CTN”) which had been inoperable since 2008 has been restored and is now operating. Despite the fact that the profiler was heavily used by multiple agencies and meteorologists, repairing it wasn’t an option … Continue reading

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One Minute Super Rapid Scan GOES-14 Satellite Imagery Available Today for Severe Weather Operations

GOES-14 will be collecting special 1-minute visible satellite imagery today to support severe weather operations. The Super Rapid Scan refresh rate is a preview of what will be available regularly with future GOES-R spacecraft. The data can be accessed at … Continue reading

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Utilizing the SHERB Beyond HSLC Environments

The Severe Hazards in Environments with Reduced Buoyancy parameter, particularly those formulations utilizing the effective shear magnitude (SHERBE) and 0-3 km shear magnitude (SHERBS3), has been shown in previous blogs and presentations to improve upon the forecasting skill of existing … Continue reading

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Significant Severe Weather in VA/NC on Thursday?

All, An upper level ridge strengthening over the plains (and extending north into Canada) on Tue/Wed will result in strengthening NW flow aloft downstream over the TN/OH valley and Mid-Atlantic on Wed, and the advection of a modified elevated mixed … Continue reading

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PRE and Cold Air Damming ahead of Tropical Storm Andrea?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about a possible Predecessor Rainfall Event (PRE) that occurred yesterday (June 5, 2013) and weak Cold Air Damming (CAD) ahead of Tropical Storm Andrea. These are both processes that have occurred in … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Andrea Provides an Opportunity to Examine Potential Boundary Interaction, a Possible PRE, and Cold Air Damming

The CSTAR Tropical Cyclone QPF/Boundary Interaction project has been examining Tropical Strom Ernesto from August/September 2006. Tropical Storm Ernesto was a modest tropical cyclone that interacted with a fairly strong boundary across the Southeast. Jordan Dale from NC State has … Continue reading

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TC Winds CSTAR Group Conference Call Notes 6/5/2013

The TC Winds CSTAR group held their monthly conference call on June 5, 2013 at 11 AM. Participants on the call were: Reid Hawkins (ILM), Jonathan Blaes (RAH), Gail Hartfield (RAH), David Glenn (MHX), Scott Kennedy (MHX), Frank Alsheimer (CHS), … Continue reading

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