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

difference in leeside behavior in the two types of mountain ranges. In addition to dynamical effects, liquid- and ice-phase microphysical growth rates may determine if particles grow fast enough to fall out on the windward site or are advected to the lee side ( Hobbs et al. 1973 ). Surface disdrometer and airborne radar observations from OLYMPEX offer an opportunity to carefully examine the microphysical processes associated with the modification of precipitation over full transects of a coastal dome

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

and sudden variations of the DSDs on subsynoptic scales. To illustrate this smaller-scale variability, we examine a warm, intense storm that would be considered an atmospheric river that passed over the Olympic Peninsula on the first two days of the OLYMPEX intensive observation period. Figure 8 shows the 36-h precipitation totals from this event. This storm was one of the major precipitation producers during OLYMPEX and caused major flooding of Lake Quinault. In contrast to the seasonal

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