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Masamichi Ohba, Shinji Kadokura, Yoshikatsu Yoshida, Daisuke Nohara, and Yasushi Toyoda

the baiu season are relatively large in western Japan during this season. As supplementary rainfall data, we also use the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Merged Analysis of Precipitation (CMAP) dataset ( Xie and Arkin 1997 ). The Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature, version 3 (ERSST.v3; Smith et al. 2008 ), dataset was also used for analysis. Fig . 1. (a) Climatology and (b) standard deviation of daily-mean rainfall in the baiu season obtained from high-resolution precipitation data

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James A. Smith, Gabriele Villarini, and Mary Lynn Baeck

area (km 2 ) is less than 1. The most extreme peaks are for basin scales in the 1–100-km 2 range. An extratropical system produced heavy rainfall and flooding along the entire eastern United States during the period 14–16 April 2007 ( Figs. 11 and 12 ). Heavy rainfall was associated with a rapidly intensifying cyclone. The surface low tracked from the lower Mississippi Valley at 1200 UTC 14 April to the New York City metropolitan region at 1200 UTC 16 April, with minimum sea level pressure

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