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TS Arthur and Frontal Interaction – Surface Analysis Best Practices

The combination of Tropical Storm Arthur passing close to the Carolina coast and a cold front approaching from the west this week may lead to some additional mesoscale forecast concerns, namely TC-frontal interaction and qpf.  It is well-known that the … Continue reading

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Notes from 5/9/2013 CSTAR TC Boundary/QPF conference call

Notes from 5/9/2013 CSTAR TC Boundary/QPF conference call 4 participants Barrett Smith (RAH) Gary Lackmann (NCSU) Jordan Dale (NCSU) Jonathan Blaes (RAH)   Notes: Jordan Dale continues to investigate the role of a Predecessor Rain Event (PRE) on the development … Continue reading

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Cold Air Damming and Tropical Cyclones – How often do they occur together?

When we started the Tropical Cyclone, Boundary Interaction and QPF project, it was known that cold air damming (CAD) can occur during the passage of tropical cyclone and can have an impact on rainfall distribution by enhancing mesoscale lift.  What … Continue reading

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Eastern Region Virtual Workshop Presentation by Jordan Dale

NWS Eastern Region recently held a virtual conference to provide employees with an opportunity to showcase research and activities they have participated in.  As a participant in the CSTAR Tropical Cyclone QPF and Boundary Interaction project,  NC State student Jordan … Continue reading

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Notes from the 2/13 CSTAR TC/QPF conference call

Notes from 2/13/13 CSTAR QPF conference call 6 participants Barrett Smith (RAH) Gary Lackmann (NCSU) Jordan Dale (NCSU) David Roth (HPC) Jonathan Blaes (RAH) Josh Palmer (SERFC) Most of the call covered the following topics: Jordan took a few minutes … Continue reading

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Notes from the 10/3 CSTAR TC QPF conference call

6 participants Barrett Smith (RAH) Gary Lackmann (RAH) Jordan Dale (NCSU) Jim Hudgins (RNK) Jonathan Blaes (RAH) Eric Seymour (AKQ) Most of the call covered the following topics:  Jordan has run numerous WRF simulations with different initialization data and start … Continue reading

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Notes from CSTAR QPF group call – June 13, 2012

Notes from 6/13/2012 CSTAR TC Boundary/QPF conference call 6 participants Barrett Smith (RAH) Gary Lackmann (NCSU) Jordan Dale (NCSU) Frank Alsheimer (CHS) Jonathan Blaes (RAH) Jim Hudgins (RNK) Notes: Jordan Dale presented his most recent analysis of TS Ernesto.  20km … Continue reading

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