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Joseph P. Zagrodnik, Lynn McMurdie, and Robert Conrick

over the 0.5–2.0-km layer. Consistent with previous OLYMPEX studies ( Zagrodnik et al. 2018 ; Zagrodnik et al. 2019 ), we use N m 2 to indicate if flow is likely to ascend over the dome-shaped Olympic Mountains or be prone to low-level blocking or deflection upstream of the barrier. Fig . 6. (top) Composite WRF 500-hPa height (m; contours) and wind (kt; barbs) for (a) prefrontal and (b) warm sectors. (bottom) Composite WRF sea level pressure (hPa; contours) and 10-m wind (kt; barbs) for (c

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Qian Cao, Thomas H. Painter, William Ryan Currier, Jessica D. Lundquist, and Dennis P. Lettenmaier

Juan de Fuca to the north, and Puget Sound to the east (see Fig. 1 ). Elevations range from sea level to 2427 m at the top of Mt. Olympus in the interior of the Peninsula. Precipitation in this area is winter dominant, with over 80% of the annual total (on average over our domain) falling between October and April. The southwestern and western slopes of the Olympic Mountains are covered by dense temperate rain forest and receive plentiful winter precipitation due to orographic enhancement of

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Joseph P. Zagrodnik, Lynn A. McMurdie, Robert A. Houze Jr., and Simone Tanelli

; Yuter and Houze 1995 ) and gridded maps of reflectivity height and coverage. The CFADs were constructed by binning the quality-controlled Ku reflectivity data into two-dimensional histograms of reflectivity from 0 to 50 dB Z in 1-dB intervals between heights above sea level of 1.5 and 8.0 km in 0.25-km intervals. Each CFAD is normalized by the maximum bin at any level after correcting the sample size for terrain obstruction at lower levels. The terrain correction primarily affects the four lowest

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