Monthly Archives: July 2014

Hurricane Arthur’s Wind Gust Factors and a CSTAR Research to Operations Success

Note this is a multi-part review of Arthur, with the focus in this post on the creation the wind gust forecasts. To evaluate the performance of CSTAR related research to operations activities, we examined the sustained winds, wind gusts, and … Continue reading

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Hurricane Arthur Provided an Opportunity to Demonstrate a CSTAR Research to Operations Success in Creating Tropical Cyclone Sustained Wind Forecasts

Note this is a multi-part review of Arthur, with the focus in this post on the creation the sustained wind forecasts. On 3 July through 4 July, 2014 Hurricane Arthur impacted portions of eastern North Carolina with strong winds and … Continue reading

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Long-Time Collaborator Larry Lee Retires from the NWS Greenville-Spartanburg

Laurence G. Lee, Science and Operations Officer at WFO Greenville-Spartanburg in Greer, SC, will retire on 2 August 2014 with 41 years of Federal service. Larry, a native of Hendersonville, NC, received his B.S. in meteorology from the University of … Continue reading

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Change in NWS Doppler Radar Scanning Strategy Will Provide Much Needed Data and Should Lead to Improved Warnings

A new software upgrade installed at the National Weather Service (NWS) Raleigh Doppler radar (KRAX) today, July 8th, is expected to have a significant impact in severe weather operations. Around two-thirds of all NWS Doppler radars have been upgraded as … Continue reading

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Data Sets Provided by Collaborative Research Partners to Provide a Unique Look at Arthur

The HMT-Southeast Pilot Study (HMT-SEPS) is a field project intended to be the first step in examining various scientific questions across the Southeast. The HMT-SEPS project will largely focus on quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) in western portions of North Carolina … Continue reading

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TS Arthur and Frontal Interaction – Surface Analysis Best Practices

The combination of Tropical Storm Arthur passing close to the Carolina coast and a cold front approaching from the west this week may lead to some additional mesoscale forecast concerns, namely TC-frontal interaction and qpf.  It is well-known that the … Continue reading

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Tropical Depression One Brings an Opportunity to Test CSTAR Research to Operations Initiatives

A recently completed Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) project with North Carolina State University and over a half dozen WFOs in the Southeast examined ways to add science and improve inland wind and wind gust forecasts associated with … Continue reading

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