Weather and Forecasting

CURRENT ISSUE

Volume 39 (2024): Issue 3 (Mar 2024)

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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On the Importance of Regime-Specific Evaluations for Numerical Weather Prediction Models as Demonstrated using the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Model

Temple R. Lee
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Sandip Pal
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Ronald D. Leeper
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Tim Wilson
,
Howard J. Diamond
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Tilden P. Meyers
, and
David D. Turner
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Radar Characteristics of Supercell Thunderstorms Traversing the Appalachian Mountains

Katherine E. McKeown
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Casey E. Davenport
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Matthew D. Eastin
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Sarah M. Purpura
, and
Roger R. Riggin IV
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Sensitivity of HAFS-B Tropical Cyclone Forecasts to Planetary Boundary Layer and Microphysics Parameterizations

Andrew Hazelton
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Xiaomin Chen
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Ghassan J. Alaka, Jr.
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George R. Alvey III
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Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan
, and
Frank Marks
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Radar Signatures and Surface Observations of Elevated Convection Associated with Damaging Surface Winds

Brett S. Borchardt
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Keith D. Sherburn
, and
Russ S. Schumacher
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An Evaluation of NOAA Modeled and In Situ Soil Moisture Values and Variability Across the Continental United States

Peter J. Marinescu
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Daniel Abdi
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Kyle Hilburn
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Isidora Jankov
, and
Liao-Fan Lin
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Improving afternoon thunderstorm prediction over complex terrain with the assimilation of dense ground-based observations: Four cases in the Taipei Basin

Shu-Chih Yang
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Yi-Pin Chang
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Hsiang-Wen Cheng
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Kuan-Jen Lin
,
Ya-Ting Tsai
,
Jing-Shan Hong
, and
Yu-Chi Li
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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
,
Jason M. Cordeira
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Jennifer S. Haase
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Chad Hecht
,
Brian Kawzenuk
,
David A. Lavers
,
Michael J. Murphy Jr.
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Jack Parrish
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Ryan Rickert
,
Jonathan J. Rutz
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Ryan Torn
,
Xingren Wu
, and
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
, and
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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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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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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20 May 2013 Moore, Oklahoma, Tornado: Damage Survey and Analysis

Donald Burgess
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Kiel Ortega
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Greg Stumpf
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Gabe Garfield
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Chris Karstens
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Tiffany Meyer
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Brandon Smith
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Doug Speheger
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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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