Monthly Archives: October 2014

SPoRT LIS Product Helpful in Deconstructing a Minor Flood Event

NASA SPoRT has developed a real-time application of the NASA Land Information System (LIS) that runs over much of the central and eastern United States.  The LIS produces several products, including a suite of soil moisture products that can be … Continue reading

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Supplemental Soundings Today for Potential Severe Weather

Just a heads up that some supplemental atmospheric soundings are expected today from Dr Douglas Miller’s group at UNC Asheville. A 12 UTC sounding is already available and a 15 UTC sounding is anticipated.  You can access them at… http://www.atms.unca.edu/iphex/rt_iphex_2014.html.

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SPC Mesoanalysis Products Including the SHERB during the 08 October High-Shear Low-CAPE Tornado Event in WV

(with contributions from Steve Keighton) Late in the evening on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, a high-end EF1 tornado struck Mercer County West Virginia in the WFO Blacksburg, VA CWA. The Mercer County tornado produced significant tree damage, minor damage to … Continue reading

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Examples of Gust Factor at Water-Land Interface

The CSTAR TC Winds team recently had a conference call reviewing the performance of our experimental tools and methodologies during the 2014 hurricane season. During the discussion of our experiences during Hurricane Arthur, one issue was noted with the performance … Continue reading

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Two CSTAR Supported High-Shear, Low-CAPE Published in Weather and Forecasting

In case you missed it, the most recent edition of Weather and Forecasting features two articles from NC State collaborators investigating High-Shear, Low-CAPE (HSLC) Environments as a part of a previous CSTAR project. A followup project entitled “Improving Understanding and … Continue reading

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