We thank Matthew H. Hitchman and R. Alan Plumb for their helpful comments and fruitful discussions. ERA-Interim data were used for the analysis. Yoshihiro Tomikawa and Kazue Suzuki helped in the treatment. Thanks are due to Rolando R. Garcia, M. Joan Alexander, and an anonymous reviewer for constructive comments. The GFD-DENNOU library was used for drawing figures. This study is supported by Grand-in-Aid for Research Fellow (22-7125) of the JSPS and by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) 22340134 of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology, Japan.
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