Monthly Archives: November 2014

CSTAR Workshop Kicks Off New High-Shear Low-CAPE Convection Project

On November 18th and 19th over 30 meteorologists from the National Weather Service (NWS) as well as faculty and students from N.C. State University (NCSU) gathered in Raleigh to begin implementation of a 3 year Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied … Continue reading

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Recent Paper on the CAD Event Associated With the January 2011 Southeast U.S. Ice Storm

Now that winter has arrived, at least unofficially, we wanted to pass along a recent paper by WFO Charleston, SC Lead Forecaster Steven Rowley regarding the cold air damming (CAD) associated with a significant ice storm that affected the Southeast … Continue reading

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Using the SREF to Monitor a Potential High-Shear Low (moderate) CAPE Event on Monday November 17

NWP guidance has been trending toward an increasing, albeit somewhat limited, threat of severe weather across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic on Monday afternoon in the emerging warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. The latest SPC Day 2 outlook … Continue reading

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Comparison of HWind Analysis of Sustained Winds of Hurricane Arthur (2014) with NDFD and TCM Product Forecasts

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

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Materials from the High-Shear, Low-CAPE SHERB Parameter and Its evaluation Webinar are Now Available

On 24 October Keith Sherburn from NC State University hosted a research to operations webinar entitled “The High-Shear, Low-CAPE SHERB Parameter and Its evaluation.” The webinar was attended by 29 different NWS offices from the NWS Central, Southern, and Eastern … Continue reading

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CSTAR and CIMMSE Activities Shared at the National Weather Association 39th Annual Meeting

Multiple posters from a recently completed CSTAR project between NC State University and 11 NWS WFOs in the Southeast and Mid Atlantic were recently shared at the National Weather Association annual meeting in Salt Lake City, UT.  During one of … Continue reading

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