Weather and Forecasting

CURRENT ISSUE

Volume 38 (2023): Issue 10 (Oct 2023)

About the Journal

Weather and Forecasting (WAF) publishes research that is relevant to operational forecasting. This includes papers on significant weather events, forecasting techniques, forecast verification, model parameterizations, data assimilation, model ensembles, statistical postprocessing techniques, the transfer of research results to the forecasting community, and the societal use and value of forecasts. The scope of WAF includes research relevant to forecast lead times ranging from short-term “nowcasts” through seasonal time scales out to approximately two years.

ISSN: 0882-8156; elSSN: 1520-0434

Editor in Chief

Matthew Bunkers, NOAA/NWS

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Impact Factor

2.9 

2022 Journal Impact Factors in the Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category

Weather and Forecasting moves to monthly publication schedule in 2022

AMS Publications is happy to announce that Weather and Forecasting (WAF), now entering its 37th year as one of AMS’s leading journals, will be moving to a monthly publication schedule starting with the January 2022 issue.

Founded in 1986, WAF was published quarterly until moving to a six-issue-per-year bimonthly journal in 1999. Its progress to a monthly publication reflects the growing page count and popularity it enjoys, and is a testament to its enduring value to the research and operational forecasting community.

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Hodographs and Skew-Ts of Hail-Producing Storms

Cameron J. Nixon
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John T. Allen
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Mateusz Taszarek
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Assessment of an Experimental Version of fvGFS for TC Genesis Forecasting Ability in the Western North Pacific

Shu-Jeng Lin
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Huang-Hsiung Hsu
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Chia-Ying Tu
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Cheng-Hsiang Chih
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Forecast Applications of GLM Gridded Products: A Data Fusion Perspective

Kevin C. Thiel
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Kristin M. Calhoun
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Anthony E. Reinhart
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User-responsive diagnostic forecast evaluation approaches: Application to tropical cyclone predictions

Barbara Brown
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Louisa Nance
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Christopher Williams
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Kathryn Newman
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James Franklin
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Edward Rappaport
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Paul Kucera
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Robert Gall
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Evaluation of Multi-Week Tropical Cyclone Forecasts in the Philippines

Maria Czarina M. Tierra
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Tzu-Ting Lo
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Hsiao-Chung Tsai
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Marcelino Q. Villafuerte II
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ProxyVis – a Proxy for Nighttime Visible Imagery Applicable to Geostationary Satellite Observations

Galina Chirokova
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John A. Knaff
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Michael J. Brennan
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Robert T. DeMaria
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Monica Bozeman
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Stephanie N. Stevenson
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John L. Beven
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Eric S. Blake
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Alan Brammer
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James W. Darlow
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Mark DeMaria
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Steven D. Miller
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Christopher J. Slocum
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Debra Molenar
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Donald W. Hillger
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Evaluation of Experimental High-Resolution Model Forecasts of Tropical Cyclone Precipitation using Object-Based Metrics

Shakira D. Stackhouse
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Stephanie E. Zick
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Corene J. Matyas
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Kimberly M. Wood
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Andrew T. Hazelton
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Ghassan J. Alaka Jr.
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Revisiting Environmental Wind and Moisture Calculations in the Context of Tropical Cyclone Intensification

Samantha Nebylitsa
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Sharanya J. Majumdar
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David S. Nolan
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Improving the intensity forecast of Tropical Cyclones in Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System

Weiguo Wang
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Jongil Han
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Fanglin Yang
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John Steffen
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Bin Liu
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Zhan Zhang
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Avichal Mehra
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Vijay Tallapragada
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Test of Power Transformation Function to Hydrometeor and Water Vapor Mixing Ratios for Direct Variational Assimilation of Radar Reflectivity Data

Jiafen Hu
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Jidong Gao
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Chengsi Liu
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Guifu Zhang
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Pamela Heinselman
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Jacob T. Carlin
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Signatures of Oceanic Wind Events in Convection Resolving WRF Model Simulations

Kelsey B. Thompson
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John R. Mecikalski
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Monte G. Bateman
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Atmospheric River Reconnaissance 2021: A Review

Alison Cobb
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F. Martin Ralph
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Vijay Tallapragada
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Anna M. Wilson
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Christopher A. Davis
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Luca Delle Monache
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James D. Doyle
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Florian Pappenberger
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Carolyn A. Reynolds
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Aneesh Subramanian
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Peter G. Black
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Forest Cannon
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Chris Castellano
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Jason M. Cordeira
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Jennifer S. Haase
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Chad Hecht
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Brian Kawzenuk
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David A. Lavers
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Michael J. Murphy Jr.
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Jack Parrish
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Ryan Rickert
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Jonathan J. Rutz
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Ryan Torn
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Xingren Wu
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Minghua Zheng

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Convective Modes for Significant Severe Thunderstorms in the Contiguous United States. Part I: Storm Classification and Climatology

Bryan T. Smith
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Richard L. Thompson
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Jeremy S. Grams
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Chris Broyles
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Harold E. Brooks
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The Integrated Nowcasting through Comprehensive Analysis (INCA) System and Its Validation over the Eastern Alpine Region

T. Haiden
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A. Kann
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C. Wittmann
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G. Pistotnik
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B. Bica
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C. Gruber
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Convective Modes for Significant Severe Thunderstorms in the Contiguous United States. Part II: Supercell and QLCS Tornado Environments

Richard L. Thompson
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Bryan T. Smith
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Jeremy S. Grams
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Andrew R. Dean
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Chris Broyles
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Lightning and Severe Weather: A Comparison between Total and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Trends

Christopher J. Schultz
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Walter A. Petersen
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Lawrence D. Carey
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Verification of Convection-Allowing WRF Model Forecasts of the Planetary Boundary Layer Using Sounding Observations

Michael C. Coniglio
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James Correia Jr.
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Patrick T. Marsh
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Fanyou Kong
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Evaluating Environmental Impacts on Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification Predictability Utilizing Statistical Models

John Kaplan
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Christopher M. Rozoff
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Mark DeMaria
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Charles R. Sampson
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James P. Kossin
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Christopher S. Velden
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Joseph J. Cione
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Jason P. Dunion
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John A. Knaff
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Jun A. Zhang
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John F. Dostalek
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Jeffrey D. Hawkins
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Thomas F. Lee
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Jeremy E. Solbrig
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An Objective High-Resolution Hail Climatology of the Contiguous United States

John L. Cintineo
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Travis M. Smith
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Valliappa Lakshmanan
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Harold E. Brooks
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Kiel L. Ortega

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20 May 2013 Moore, Oklahoma, Tornado: Damage Survey and Analysis

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Jim Ladue
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Rick Smith
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Tim Marshall
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Through the Eyes of the Experts: Meteorologists’ Perceptions of the Probability of Precipitation

Alan E. Stewart
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Castle A. Williams
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Minh D. Phan
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Alexandra L. Horst
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Evan D. Knox
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John A. Knox
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Vulnerability due to Nocturnal Tornadoes

Walker S. Ashley
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Andrew J. Krmenec
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Rick Schwantes

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