Monthly Archives: May 2015

GOES-14 will be in Super Rapid Scan Operations with imagery over the Carolina’s and Virginia’s Today (5/21)

GOES-14 Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R (SRSOR) began on 14 May and will continue for through 12 June, 2015. Super Rapid Scan Operations (SRSO) will provide 1-minute imagery to support multiple research and GOES-R/S user readiness activities. The SRSO domain … Continue reading

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NWA Journal of Meteorology article examines utility of total lightning data in weak shear Appalachian storms

A collaborative effort between VA Tech and the NWS Blacksburg office, funded by the GOES-R program, studied the potential utility of total lightning data (from Earth Networks Inc) in weak shear storms over the Central Appalachian region.   Recently, a summary … Continue reading

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Examining Gust Factors at the Land-Water Interface More Closely

A recent CSTAR project with NC State and over a half dozen WFOs in the Southeast, examined ways to improve inland wind and wind gust forecasts associated with tropical cyclones. The CSTAR project produced three primary improvements including a bias … Continue reading

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Another Early Season Tropical Cyclone on which to Utilize CSTAR Based TC Wind Tools

The early arrival of Subtropical Storm Ana will provide Southeast WFOs with another opportunity to use and evaluate a new technique to forecast tropical cyclone winds and wind gusts. A Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) project with North … Continue reading

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Two New Convection Allowing WRF Ensembles Provide Unique and Useful Guidance

Forecasters have recently gained access to two new convection allowing (CAM) WRF ensemble model forecasts. One ensemble is provide by NSSL and is a nine-member, WRF-ARW ensemble initialized daily at 00 UTC  while the other is a ten-member, WRF-ARW ensemble … Continue reading

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NC State CSTAR HSLC SHERB Parameter Examined at the NWS Northern Indiana Office

The April 2015 high-shear, low-CAPE (HSLC) CSTAR conference call featured a guest presentation from Amos Dodson, forecaster from the NWS Northern Indiana (IWX) office. Amos recently presented work at the Central Iowa NWA’s Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference investigating … Continue reading

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