Author Archives: Jonathan Blaes @ WFO RAH

Precipitation Pattern across the North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew – Part 2 of 2: Classic Pattern for Enhanced Tropical Cyclone Rainfall across the Carolinas during Matthew

Hurricane Matthew dumped a swath of 8 to 18 inches of rain across inland portions of eastern North Carolina during the period of 07 October through 09 October 2016. Several locations reported incredible rain amounts including 18.38 inches in Elizabethtown … Continue reading

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Precipitation Pattern across the North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew – Part 1 of 2: Left of Track Precipitation Distribution

Hurricane Matthew dumped a swath of 8 to 18 inches of rain across inland portions of eastern North Carolina during the period of 07 October through 09 October 2016. Several locations reported incredible rain amounts including 18.38 inches in Elizabethtown … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Hermine Follow Up with Lessons Learned, Wind Gusts and Gust Factors

To evaluate the performance of CSTAR related research to operations activities, members of the CSTAR Tropical Cyclone (TC) wind team recently discussed experiences with Tropical Storm Hermine (September 2016).  In addition, the sustained winds, wind gusts, and gust factors for … Continue reading

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Forecasts of Winds and Wind Gusts Associated with Tropical Cyclone Hermine Using CSTAR Research

The approach of Tropical Cyclone (TC) Hermine provides WFOs in the Carolinas and Virginia with another opportunity to use and evaluate a technique to forecast tropical cyclone winds and wind gusts. A Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) project … Continue reading

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GOES-14 will be in Super Rapid Scan Operations Through August 25th

GOES-14 Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R (SRSOR) began on 9 August and will continue for through 25 August 2016. Super Rapid Scan Operations (SRSO) will provide 1-minute imagery to support multiple research and GOES-R/S user readiness activities. The SRSO … Continue reading

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Webinar on the Environmental Conditioning of Cool Season, Low Instability Thunderstorm Environments in the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and Southeastern U.S.

In late April, Jessica King, presented a summary of much of her CSTAR research simulating severe and non-severe high shear, low CAPE convective events. The presentation focused on the examination of the rapid destabilization that occurs in the few hours … Continue reading

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NWP Systems Reference Updated for ECMWF Changes

On March 8, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) upgraded the Integrated Forecast System (IFS) with a significant reduction of the horizontal resolution of the high-resolution (HRES) and ensemble (ENS) forecasts. The upgraded horizontal resolution is now around … Continue reading

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