Monthly Archives: January 2015

New NC State CSTAR List Server Available

Based on feedback at the fall CSTAR workshop, we created a list server to support CSTAR activities with NC State University. We will be using the Lyris list server in which most NWS folks have previously used. The list server … Continue reading

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Orographic Cirrus Event on January 7th, 2015

On January 7th, 2015, an unrelenting moisture plume combined with the right synoptic setup to produce an orographic cirrus event in the lee of the Appalachians. The cirrus shield featured a stationary back edge spanning from Delaware southward through North … Continue reading

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Dual-Pol Radar Data Used to Identify Birds During a Freezing Rain Event on January 9, 2015

On Friday, January 9th 2015, areas of freezing rain fell across the southern and central Coastal Plain of North Carolina during the pre-dawn hours. The precipitation was driven by convergent low-level flow in a region of isentropic up-glide that resulted … Continue reading

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A Brief Look Back at the SHERB Parameter During the Christmas Eve 2014 High-Shear Low CAPE Event

First, I need to note that I was not on the forecast desk on December 24th, but I did help with the forecast during a few of the days preceding the event.  The blog post below is not intended to … Continue reading

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RE: Possible HSLC Event on 4 Jan 2015

All, This is a follow-up to Justin’s HSLC post.  I created a new post because the response box doesn’t allow (or seem to allow) multimedia content. Thoughts: Based on anecdotal forecast experience and pattern recognition, my opinion is that environmental … Continue reading

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Possible HSLC Event on 4 Jan 2015

Due to time limitations,  I don’t have a lot to say about this event right now, but I wanted to post something in order to (hopefully) initiate some discussion about a possible late weekend HSLC event over the Southeast. Below … Continue reading

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