The authors are grateful to a number of contributors from the Southeast Consortium on Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. Radar and mesonet data were kindly provided by Kevin Knupp. Doug Schneider of the North Carolina State Climate Office furnished data from the cooperative observer network. Thanks also are extended to Chuck Doswell and other reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions. This research was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through Grant NA 57RAO482.
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