Category Archives: TC and Boundary QPF

Posts in this section relate to research coordinated by Brian Etherton on QPF and ensemble prediction of landfalling TCs.

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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TS Arthur and Frontal Interaction – Surface Analysis Best Practices

The combination of Tropical Storm Arthur passing close to the Carolina coast and a cold front approaching from the west this week may lead to some additional mesoscale forecast concerns, namely TC-frontal interaction and qpf.  It is well-known that the … Continue reading

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PRE and Cold Air Damming ahead of Tropical Storm Andrea?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about a possible Predecessor Rainfall Event (PRE) that occurred yesterday (June 5, 2013) and weak Cold Air Damming (CAD) ahead of Tropical Storm Andrea. These are both processes that have occurred in … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Andrea Provides an Opportunity to Examine Potential Boundary Interaction, a Possible PRE, and Cold Air Damming

The CSTAR Tropical Cyclone QPF/Boundary Interaction project has been examining Tropical Strom Ernesto from August/September 2006. Tropical Storm Ernesto was a modest tropical cyclone that interacted with a fairly strong boundary across the Southeast. Jordan Dale from NC State has … Continue reading

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Notes from 5/9/2013 CSTAR TC Boundary/QPF conference call

Notes from 5/9/2013 CSTAR TC Boundary/QPF conference call 4 participants Barrett Smith (RAH) Gary Lackmann (NCSU) Jordan Dale (NCSU) Jonathan Blaes (RAH)   Notes: Jordan Dale continues to investigate the role of a Predecessor Rain Event (PRE) on the development … Continue reading

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Cold Air Damming and Tropical Cyclones – How often do they occur together?

When we started the Tropical Cyclone, Boundary Interaction and QPF project, it was known that cold air damming (CAD) can occur during the passage of tropical cyclone and can have an impact on rainfall distribution by enhancing mesoscale lift.  What … Continue reading

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Eastern Region Virtual Workshop Presentation by Jordan Dale

NWS Eastern Region recently held a virtual conference to provide employees with an opportunity to showcase research and activities they have participated in.  As a participant in the CSTAR Tropical Cyclone QPF and Boundary Interaction project,  NC State student Jordan … Continue reading

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