Weather and Forecasting


Volume 37, Issue 7

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: 0002-8156; elSSN: 1520-0434

Editor in Chief

Gary Lackmann, North Carolina State University

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2020 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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The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR): An Hourly Updating Convection-Allowing Forecast Model. Part 2: Forecast Performance

Eric P. James, Curtis R. Alexander, David C. Dowell, Stephen S. Weygandt, Stanley G. Benjamin, Geoffrey S. Manikin, John M. Brown, Joseph B. Olson, Ming Hu, Tatiana G. Smirnova, Terra Ladwig, Jaymes S. Kenyon, and David D. Turner
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Radar Reflectivity-based Model Initialization using Specified Latent Heating (Radar-LHI) within a Diabatic Digital Filter or Pre-forecast Integration

Stephen S. Weygandt, Stanley G. Benjamin, Ming Hu, Curtis R. Alexander, Tatiana G. Smirnova, and Eric P. James
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Atmospheric River Reconnaissance 2021: A Review

Alison Cobb, F. Martin Ralph, Vijay Tallapragada, Anna M. Wilson, Christopher A. Davis, Luca Delle Monache, James D. Doyle, Florian Pappenberger, Carolyn A. Reynolds, Aneesh Subramanian, Peter G. Black, Forest Cannon, Chris Castellano, Jason M. Cordeira, Jennifer S. Haase, Chad Hecht, Brian Kawzenuk, David A. Lavers, Michael J. Murphy Jr., Jack Parrish, Ryan Rickert, Jonathan J. Rutz, Ryan Torn, Xingren Wu, and Minghua Zheng
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The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR): An Hourly Updating Convection-Allowing Forecast Model. Part 1: Motivation and System Description

David C. Dowell, Curtis R. Alexander, Eric P. James, Stephen S. Weygandt, Stanley G. Benjamin, Geoffrey S. Manikin, Benjamin T. Blake, John M. Brown, Joseph B. Olson, Ming Hu, Tatiana G. Smirnova, Terra Ladwig, Jaymes S. Kenyon, Ravan Ahmadov, David D. Turner, Jeffrey D. Duda, and Trevor I. Alcott
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Predicting Peak Wind Gusts During Specific Weather Types with the Meteorologically Stratified Gust Factor Model

Victoria A. Lang, Teresa J. Turner, Brandon R. Selbig, Austin R. Harris, and Jonathan D. W. Kahl
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Sub-severe and Severe Hail

Kimberly L. Elmore, John T. Allen, and Alan E. Gerard
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ACCESS-C: Australian Convective-Scale NWP with Hourly 4D-Var Data Assimilation

Susan Rennie, Shaun Cooper, Peter Steinle, Gary Dietachmayer, Monika Krysta, Charmaine Franklin, Chris Bridge, Matthew Marshall, Yi Xiao, and Dean Sgarbossa
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Skill Assessment of NCEP Three-way Coupled HWRF-HYCOM-WW3 Modeling System: Hurricane Laura Case Study

Hyun-Sook Kim, Jessica Meixner, Biju Thomas, Brandon Reichl, Bin Liu, Avichal Mehra, and Alan Wallcraft
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Short-term convection-allowing ensemble precipitation forecast sensitivity to resolution of initial condition perturbations and central initial states

Craig S. Schwartz, Jonathan Poterjoy, Glen S. Romine, David C. Dowell, Jacob R. Carley, and Jamie Bresch
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Using Artificial Neural Networks to Improve CFS Week 3-4 Precipitation and 2-Meter Air Temperature Forecasts

Yun Fan, Vladimir Krasnopolsky, Huug van den Dool, Chung-Yu Wu, and Jon Gottschalck

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

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

Christopher J. Schultz, Walter A. Petersen, and 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, James Correia Jr., Patrick T. Marsh, and Fanyou Kong
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An Objective High-Resolution Hail Climatology of the Contiguous United States

John L. Cintineo, Travis M. Smith, Valliappa Lakshmanan, Harold E. Brooks, and Kiel L. Ortega
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Toward Improving High-Resolution Numerical Hurricane Forecasting: Influence of Model Horizontal Grid Resolution, Initialization, and Physics

Sundararaman G. Gopalakrishnan, Stanley Goldenberg, Thiago Quirino, Xuejin Zhang, Frank Marks Jr., Kao-San Yeh, Robert Atlas, and Vijay Tallapragada

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

Donald Burgess, Kiel Ortega, Greg Stumpf, Gabe Garfield, Chris Karstens, Tiffany Meyer, Brandon Smith, Doug Speheger, Jim Ladue, Rick Smith, and Tim Marshall
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Through the Eyes of the Experts: Meteorologists’ Perceptions of the Probability of Precipitation

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

Walker S. Ashley, Andrew J. Krmenec, and Rick Schwantes

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