This work was supported by Cooperative Agreement AG 68-7482-7-306 between the National Water and Climate Center (NWCC) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperative Agreement NA67RJ0146. The constructive comments of and discussions with Greg Johnson are greatly appreciated. Dan Wilks provided valuable insight on fitting probability density functions to the storm characteristics. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the USDA NRCS NWCC, NOAA, or the ISWS.
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