Warm Season Precipitation Episodes
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Warm season quantitative precipitation forecasts present a unique challenge.

While numerical weather prediction has led to significant improvements in cool season forecasts, inadequate representation of summertime convection has meant slower progress in warm-season forecasting, especially for heavy precipitation events.

Scientists have diagnosed precipitation patterns over the North American continent using national composites of radar reflectivity. It is recommended that you read this manuscript for a thorough review of the project.

This web site is a venue for products and findings related to the Warm Season Precipitation Episodes project.


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case-studies, references
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Case Selection Kit Image Archive, Hovmoller diagrams, WSI radar composites
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University Corp for Atmospheric Research National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division