Category Archives: CSTAR

Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research

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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The Utility of Non-NWS Upper Air Observations – NC State Soundings Support Severe Weather Operations at NWS Raleigh on May 4th and 5th, 2017

There are several non-NWS organizations that take upper-air observations and share them with NWS forecasters. These organizations largely consist of universities, military installations or research laboratories. The motivation for taking these observations include research efforts as well as educational and … 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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Hurricane Matthew Gust Factors

To evaluate the performance of CSTAR related research to operations activities, the sustained winds, wind gusts, and gust factors for Hurricane Matthew (2016) were examined across coastal and eastern Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. The image above or … Continue reading

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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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