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Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research

MOSHE now available in beta form on SPC Mesoanalysis

The effective version of the Modified Severe Hazards in Environments with Reduced Buoyancy parameter (i.e., modified SHERBE or MOSHE), detailed in Sherburn et al. (2016), is now available in beta form on the SPC Mesoanalysis page. In observing the parameter’s … 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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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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HSLC/SHERB Presentation to NWS Central Region Southeast SOO Group

On August 31st, 2016, I was invited to attend and speak at the NWS Central Region (CR) Southeast SOO Group Meeting at WFO Indianapolis on the topic of our (WFO ILN — Wilmington, OH)¬†experiences/research with non-supercell HSLC tornadoes and the … 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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New Paper Comparing ASOS Near-Surface Winds and WSR-88D-Derived Wind Speeds in Landfalling Tropical Cyclones

A new article in Weather and Forecasting by Krupar et al. entitled “A Comparison of ASOS Near-Surface Winds and WSR-88D-Derived Wind Speed Profiles Measured in Landfalling Tropical Cyclones” may be of interest to some collaborators. The researchers made 22 comparisons … Continue reading

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