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P. Krishna Rao

PICTURE OF THE MONTH 1055lO'_-~,'~ i i i'55::: I~ ....- .~FlO. 2. 250 mb tropical wind analysis, 1200 GMT 5 May 1979.boundaries of Sumatra, Sri Lanka and the SouthIndian Peninsula are visible in the image. The disturbance in the Northern Hemisphere appears moreorganized than the one in the Southern Hemisphere.Using Dvorak's technique, the satellite operationsdivision estimated the central pressure at 1003 mband the winds at 15 m s

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Thomas F. Lee

1794 MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW VOLUME II5 PICTURE OF THE .MONTHUrban Clear Islands in California Central Valley Fog THOMAS F. LEE Electronic Techniques, Inc., Auburn, CA 95603 10 February 1987 Dense fog which frequents the Central Valley in earlywinter disrupts aviation, snarls automobile traffic andmakes life gloomy for valley

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John A. Knaff and John F. Weaver

. Mon. Wea. Rev., 111, 308–319 . Maddox, R. A., L. R. Hoxit, and C. F. Chappell, 1980: A study of tornadic thunderstorm interactions with thermal boundaries. Mon. Wea. Rev., 108, 322–336 . Magor, B. W., 1959: Mesoanalysis: Some operational analysis techniques utilized in tornado forecasting. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 40, 499–511 . Markowski, P. M., E. N. Rasmussen, and J. M. Straka, 1998: The occurrence of tornadoes in supercells interacting with boundaries during VORTEX-95. Wea

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Brian A. Klimowski, Mark R. Hjelmfelt, Matthew J. Bunkers, Don Sedlacek, and L. Ronald Johnson

–1456. Inglish, H., 1990: Year of the Storms. The Destructive Kansas Weather of 1990. Hearth Publishing, 120 pp. Janish, P. R., R. H. Johns, and K. C. Crawford, 1996: An evaluation of the 17 August 1994—Lahoma, Oklahoma Supercell/MCS event using conventional and non-conventional analysis and forecasting techniques. Preprints, 18th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, San Francisco, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 76–80. Moller, A. R., C. A. Doswell III, and R. W

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Yarice Rodriguez, David A. R. Kristovich, and Mark R. Hjelmfelt

transportation problems at area airports and for daily commuters. Governments endure elevated costs to keep thoroughfares clear and occasionally scramble to alert citizens in the region of possible hazards ( Schmidlin 1993 ; Schmidlin and Kosarik 1999 ; Kunkel et al. 2002 ). On the other hand, snow removal companies, winter sports, and hospitality services can flourish in the wake of enhanced snowfall ( Kunkel et al. 2002 ). While forecasts of the occurrence of LE snows have steadily improved, prediction

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