The authors would like to thank Ms. Margaret S. Rae for reading the manuscript and making many useful suggestions, and Rich Rotunno (NCAR) for his helpful comments. The first author would like to thank The University of Arizona’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences for supporting his research. The first author is supported in part by NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory and NSF Grant ATM-9612674. The second author is supported in part by NSF Grant ATM-9612674.
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