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Lawrence A. Hughes

The methods for computing “instantaneous” upper-level pressure or height tendencies are revised to allow computation of the 500 mb height tendency using the observed surface (or sea-level) pressure tendency and an appropriate portion of the 1000–500 mb thickness advection. An evaluation is made as to what constitutes an appropriate portion of the thickness advection. Use of the method is discussed and an example is given.

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Lawrence A. Hughes
and
David W. Saxton

An incipient severe polar outbreak that eventually affected practically all of the United States is considerably delayed by retrogression of a major trough in the westerlies. An investigation of this retrogression shows how long-wave principles aid in the prediction of such outbreaks.

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Lawrence A. Hughes
,
Ferdinand Baer
,
Gene E. Birchfield
, and
Robert E. Kaylor

It is believed that the severity of the storm hitting Canada on October 15, 1954 was due to the addition of an independent development to the dying hurricane Hazel. The problem of forecasting this event is discussed in the light of forecasts made at the time. The presence of a secondary development is verified.

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