We are grateful to Anthony Didlake for editing and comments, Stacy Brodzik for database and software support, and Beth Tully for editing and graphics. Tyler Burns and Tia Lerud assisted with case identification and database creation. NCEP reanalysis data are provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD (at http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/). This research was sponsored by NSF RAINEX Grant ATM-0743180, NASA PMM Grant NNX10AH70G, NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship NNX06AF17H, and a NASA Space Grant Fellowship.
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