The authors express their gratitude to the National Centers for Environmental Prediction for providing NAM analysis to run the WRF model and also Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) for providing the radar composites at lowest possible elevation. This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Department of the Environment. Special thanks go to all of the McGill group members for their fruitful discussions during the group meetings. We thank the two anonymous reviewers for their valuable suggestions in improving the quality of the work.
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