Category Archives: Hydrology

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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Precipitation Pattern across the North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew – Part 1 of 2: Left of Track Precipitation Distribution

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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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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Using MRMS rainfall estimates at ILM

A minor flooding event this morning (Nov 3, 2015) in the Wilmington, NC forecast area was the first time I utilized MRMS (Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor) data operationally. Sustained isentropic lift across a stalled front over eastern Georgia led to widespread moderate … Continue reading

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RAH’s Use of NASA SPoRT LIS Relative Soil Moisture Product During the 1-5 October 2015 Carolina Rain Event

In late September, a slow moving upper-level low pressure system was forecast to drop into the Southeast and migrate across the eastern Gulf States. In addition, Hurricane Joaquin was over the Bahamas and was, for a time, forecast to lift … Continue reading

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Multiple-Radar/Multiple-Sensor (MRMS) Data now Available in AWIPS

During the past week, a sub-set of Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor (MRMS) data has begun flowing across the SBN into AWIPS. The MRMS is a single 4D grid of radar, lightning, environmental, and satellite data spanning the continental US and adjacent areas of … Continue reading

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Use of SPoRT LIS Products to Evaluate Flooding Potential during a December 2014 Event

Use of SPoRT LIS Products to Evaluate Flooding Potential during a December 2014 Event in Central NC NASA SPoRT has developed a real-time application of the NASA Land Information System (LIS) that runs over much of the central and eastern … Continue reading

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