Category Archives: General Information

Posts in this section are designed to cover all administrative aspects of the latest Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) projects. This includes planned activities associated with the activities as well as notes from the formal meetings of the collaborators.

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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An Examination of Preliminary Local Storm Reports during the Historic South Carolina Rainfall Event September 30th, 2015 – October 6th, 2015

It is interesting to observe that law enforcement cited LSRs outnumbered LSRs from traditional sources (trained spotters and HAMs) by a ratio of 17:1. Continue reading

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Utilizing the SHERB Beyond HSLC Environments

The Severe Hazards in Environments with Reduced Buoyancy parameter, particularly those formulations utilizing the effective shear magnitude (SHERBE) and 0-3 km shear magnitude (SHERBS3), has been shown in previous blogs and presentations to improve upon the forecasting skill of existing … Continue reading

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Follow Up of Potential HSLC Event

The latest model runs of next week’s frontal system are appear to be kind of/sort of converging toward a solution that would place the strongest deep layer forcing on the cool side of the frontal zone, although I wouldn’t rule … Continue reading

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Potential HSLC Event Early Next Week

The medium range models have been consistent in sweeping a strong cold front across the region early next week. An extended period of deep SW flow is expected to result in an anomalously warm and moist air mass ahead of … Continue reading

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2012 CSTAR Virtual Workshop

On 16 November 2012, a total of 45 meteorologists from the National Weather Service (NWS) as well as faculty and students from NC State University (NCSU) gathered via a virtual workshop to continue implementation of an ongoing Collaborative Science, Technology, … Continue reading

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HSLC Mesoanalysis Examples

After our discussion today, it occurred to me that we could begin sharing what we are doing in terms of mesoanalysis presentation via the blog. This is the general template I’m following for my mesoanalysis (the arrows represent the locations … Continue reading

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Notes from the 31 May 2012 HSLC conference call

Participants – NCSU (Matt Parker, Jason Davis, Keith Sherburn), GSP (Justin Lane), RAH (Jonathan Blaes, Mike Strickler), RNK (Steve Keighton), LWX (Steven Zubrick), FFC (Steve Nelson, Trish Palmer), AKQ (Andrew Zimmerman), CAE (Hunter Coleman) JB from RAH got the call … Continue reading

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CSTAR Update – notes from the quarterly conference call on 09 March

A conference call with the principal investigators, the collaborative investigators, students, and other NWS participants with the ongoing CSTAR project was held on 09 March. Some notes from the call are shown below. Participants included Dr Lackmann, Dr Aiyyer, Bryce … Continue reading

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RITT Forum Web Page

The address for the Research and Innovation Transition Team (RITT) Forum web page is http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/RITT/forum/RITT_forum.php The purpose of the RITT foums are to showcase potential transition (to operations) projects. During the forum, a subject matter expert gives a talk on a … Continue reading

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