Category Archives: TC Tornadoes

Development of a Tropical Cyclone Tornado Parameter

Dr. Matthew D. Eastin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC-Charlotte, recently (7/24/2012) gave a presentation to WFOs in the Carolinas on a situational awareness forecasting tool he is developing.   The tool is being designed … Continue reading

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Fun with the TDWR and Tropical Cyclone Tornadoes

Tornadoes associated with tropical cyclones (TC) typically develop rapidly, with no classical descending mesocyclone. The rotational signatures may last for only 1 or 2 WSR-88D volume scans and require a quick warning decision. Situational awareness along with knowing the environment … Continue reading

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Irene Brings Danger and Opportunity

The likelihood of a strong hurricane Irene making landfall on the Carolina coast seems nearly certain and we are thinking about the potential for significant damage, injury, and disruption. This concern is slightly offset with the opportunity for ongoing collaborative … Continue reading

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