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Bradley M. Muller, Christopher G. Herbster, and Frederick R. Mosher

stations superimposed and numbered as follows: 1) Pt. Buchon, 2) Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant meteorological tower, 3) Davis Peak, 4) Cal Poly pier, and 5) SLOAPCD Grover Beach site. Just to the north-northwest of San Luis Bay is the San Luis Range (also known locally as the Irish Hills), which has ridges extending to between 450 and 550 m (1500–1800 ft) MSL. (Base map courtesy of San Luis Obispo County Planning Department, Geographic Technology and Design Section.) The first special data source

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Ernani de Lima Nascimento, Gerhard Held, and Ana Maria Gomes

configuration in 2005 it completed a full set of plan position indicators (PPIs) at 11 elevations every 7.5 min when in volume scan mode. The beamwidth is 2°, and the range resolution is 1 km. Postprocessing of the clutter-filtered radar data was conducted using the storm tracking algorithm Thunderstorm Identification, Tracking, Analysis and Nowcasting (TITAN; Dixon and Wiener 1993 ). Data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (NCEP CFSR; Saha et al

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