Author Archives: Ryan Ellis - WFO Raleigh, NC

About Ryan Ellis - WFO Raleigh, NC

Meteorologist, NWS WFO Raleigh, NC B.S. University of Miami 2004 M.S. University of Hawai'i 2008

“Orographically Induced Cirrus Clouds in the Lee of the Southern Appalachian Mountains” published in NWA Journal of Operational Meteorology

For those that have been following some of the Orographic Cirrus posts that have been on here over the last couple of years, the NWS WFO Raleigh is proud to announce that this work has been published in the National … 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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An Example of How GOES-14 Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R Helped During Warning Operations at NWS WFO Raleigh, NC on 18 August 2014

GOES-14 Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R (SRSOR) was operating over North Carolina on Monday August 19th during severe weather operations at WFO Raleigh. During the event, there were several instances where having the increased temporal resolution was very advantageous … Continue reading

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Orographic Cirrus Event during Red Flag Warning

On 10 April 2012, an orographic cirrus event manifested itself over central and eastern North Carolina. Climatologically this was a late season event as April is typically the last month we see a deep northwest flow aloft to support the … Continue reading

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Orographic Cirrus Along the Appalachian Chain

Orographic Cirrus is a common phenomenon during the cool season in the lee of the Appalachian Mountains.  Most common just to the west of the mountains of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, orographic cirrus has been tracked as far … Continue reading

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UW/CIMMS Convective Initiation Product Being Tested by WFOs

As part of the GOES-R proving ground, several WFO’s have been evaluating a suite of products from the University of Wisconsin/CIMMS satellite meteorology group.  While the host of products includes functionality to access cloud top cooling, overshooting tops, turbulence probability, … Continue reading

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