Materials from the CSTAR High Shear Low CAPE Research to Operations Webinar are Now Available

cover.slide.4In 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.

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