In late October, former NC State students Keith Sherburn and Jason Davis shared their research results from their CSTAR supported High Shear Low CAPE project via a WDTB sponsored webinar. The webinar entitled Improving Forecasting of High Shear, Low CAPE Severe Weather Environments was attended by a total of 62 different NWS facilities including 57 WFOs. The total audience exceeded 190 NWS meteorologists from all four NWS CONUS regions.
The learning objectives for the webinar included:
• Identify issues associated with forecasting HSLC significant severe environments
• Assess current techniques and determine most skillful environmental parameters
• Identify benefits of the Severe Hazards in Environments with Reduced Buoyancy (SHERB) parameter over “traditional” composite parameters for “low LCL” HSLC environments
• Identify utility of applying the SHERB parameter to other HSLC regimes
The presentation materials including a recording of the presentation and the slides with speaker notes are available at the links below:
• Recorded presentation
• PDF of slide presentation
• Power Point slides including speaker notes of the presentation
In addition, the SHERBS3 parameter is available to forecasters via:
• NWS AWIPS-1 Volume Browser addition code & instructions
• NWS AWIPS-1 and AWIPS-2 GFE tool coding & instructions
• Real-time NAM plots via NC State (select SHERB on the lower left)
• Real-time RAP plots via NC State (select SHERB on the lower left)
A note of thanks and appreciation for all of those at the WDTB who helped facilitate the webinar.