Weather and Forecasting

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Volume 37, Issue 12

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

Gary Lackmann, North Carolina State University

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Impact Factor

3.374 

2021 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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Extracting 3-D Radar Features to Improve Quantitative Precipitation Estimation in Complex Terrain based on Deep Learning Neural Networks

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Buo-Fu Chen
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Environmental Evolution of Supercell Thunderstorms Interacting with the Appalachian Mountains

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Casey E. Davenport
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Matthew D. Eastin
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Katherine E. McKeown
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Roger R. Riggin
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A Comparison between 2-D and 3-D Rescaling Masks of Initial Condition Perturbation in a 3-km Storm-scale Ensemble Prediction System

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Brett Roberts
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Adam J. Clark
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Craig S. Schwartz
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The Forecast Skill of Tropical Cyclone Genesis in two Global Ensembles

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Juan Fang
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Zifeng Yu
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Characteristics of Warm Season Heavy Rainfall in Minnesota

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Katja Friedrich
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Andrew C. Winters
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Foundational Needs of Forecasters for Probabilistic Winter Forecasting

Daniel D. Tripp
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Joseph E. Trujillo-Falcón
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James A. Nelson
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John Eylander
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Sujay Kumar
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Christa Peters-Lidard
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Ted Lewiston
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Christopher Franks
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Jerry Wegiel
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Collaboration Among Forecasters to Issue Severe Weather Hazard Information and Warnings Using the Hazard Services-Probabilistic Hazard Information (HS-PHI) Tool

Joseph James
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Chen Ling
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Alyssa Bates
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Gregory J. Stumpf
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Kim Klockow-McClain
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Pat Hyland
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Jim LaDue
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Kodi L. Berry
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Kevin Manross
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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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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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Using Artificial Neural Networks to Improve CFS Week 3-4 Precipitation and 2-Meter Air Temperature Forecasts

Yun Fan
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Vladimir Krasnopolsky
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Huug van den Dool
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Chung-Yu Wu
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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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Harold E. Brooks
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The Integrated Nowcasting through Comprehensive Analysis (INCA) System and Its Validation over the Eastern Alpine Region

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Convective Modes for Significant Severe Thunderstorms in the Contiguous United States. Part II: Supercell and QLCS Tornado Environments

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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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Verification of Convection-Allowing WRF Model Forecasts of the Planetary Boundary Layer Using Sounding Observations

Michael C. Coniglio
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An Objective High-Resolution Hail Climatology of the Contiguous United States

John L. Cintineo
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Evaluating Environmental Impacts on Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification Predictability Utilizing Statistical Models

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Through the Eyes of the Experts: Meteorologists’ Perceptions of the Probability of Precipitation

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