Category Archives: CIMMSE

Operational NWP Resolution and Sensitivities Study Using HSLC Event Hindcasts Summary

At last month’s CSTAR workshop, I shared the results and analysis of my thesis project as well as some thoughts on related future work. I would like to provide a summary of my and Dr. Lackmann’s work with this post … Continue reading

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2017 CSTAR Workshop and Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Sub-regional SOO Meeting Held in Raleigh

On April 26th through 28th over 20 meteorologists from the National Weather Service (NWS) as well as faculty and students from N.C. State University (NCSU) gathered in Raleigh to get updates on various collaborative research activities, share operational and training … Continue reading

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HSLC materials from Severe Local Storms Conference available, HSLC composite maps manuscript published

In November, CSTAR student Keith Sherburn traveled to the AMS Severe Local Storms Conference in Portland, OR to present recent research involving HSLC idealized simulations (via a talk) and composite environments (via a poster). Materials for this conference are now … Continue reading

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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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Interesting Findings from Two Fall HSLC Cases (23 Nov. 2014 & 18 Nov. 2015)

CSTAR folks, We wanted to post a review of several HSLC cases that had some significant operational utility here at FFC to garner further insight, comments, or discussion you may have (included some discussion points at the end).¬† Both happen … Continue reading

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December 23, 2015 Severe Weather Potential

Contrary to other potential severe high-shear, low-CAPE (HSLC)¬†setups so far this autumn and winter, tomorrow’s setup appears to have the majority of pieces in place. The main story may be the high-CAPE setup during the afternoon and early evening across … Continue reading

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