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

Dr. Louis W. Uccellini and WFO Raleigh Forecaster Ryan Ellis in front of the poster where they discussed wind gust factors and tropical cyclones.

Dr. Louis W. Uccellini and WFO Raleigh Forecaster Ryan Ellis in front of the poster where they discussed wind gust factors and tropical cyclones.

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 the sessions, we were fortunate to have Dr. Uccellini stop by and visit one of our CSTAR posters, the Developing a Dataset of Wind Gust Factors to Improve Forecasts of Wind Gusts in Tropical Cyclones. Dr. Uccellini commented on how the CSTAR tropical cyclone winds project fit well with the organization’s goals to provide more consistent and accurate forecast products.

CSTAR related posters presented at the conference…
•    An Analysis and Comparison of Two December High Shear-Low CAPE Events in Southeast South Carolina and Southeast Georgia
•    A Climatology of Cold Air Damming and Tropical Cyclones in the Southeast U.S.
•    Operations to Research and Research to Operations Experiences with a North Carolina State-National Weather Service Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) Project
•    Developing a Dataset of Wind Gust Factors to Improve Forecasts of Wind Gusts in Tropical Cyclones

In addition to the CSTAR posters, there were several other posters and presentations made by CIMMSE offices including…
•    Overview of the 28 January 2014 Southeast Winter Storm
•    Overview of the 11-13 February 2014 Winter Storm across the Southeast
•    Societal and Government Response to the 28 January 2014 Winter Storms (i.e., Atlanta SnowJam)
•    Analysis of 2013-14 winter probabilistic snowfall amount forecasts issued by National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington DC Weather Forecast Office
•    Towards a More Effective and Efficient Production of the National Weather Service Local Digital Database Weather Element for Winter Mixed Precipitation-Type Environments in the Mid-Atlantic
•    Social Media and Significant Weather
•    Investigation of Extreme Lightning Days in North Carolina
•    Orographically Induced Cirrus Clouds in the Lee of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

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