The authors would like to express their appreciation to George Fulwood for helping us to obtain the daily rain gauge data; Gerry Bell, Mike Halpert, and Wayne Higgins for their assistance with the gamma distribution computations and display; and to Vern Kousky, Chet Ropelewski, and Phil Arkin for their insightful comments on the methodology. Appreciation is also extended to two anonymous reviewers, particularly Reviewer “B,” whose suggestions greatly improved the content of this note. This work was partially funded by the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Contract No. S-12886-F.
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