We thank Stephen R. Baig for preparing Fig. 1 and James Gross for the forecast verification statistics. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-8 (GOES-8) images in Figs. 2, 3, 6, and 7 are from the Naval Research Laboratory Internet site. The NOAA-12 image in Fig. 4 is from the Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Internet site. The aircraft radar images in Fig. 5 are courtesy of Michael Black, Hurricane Research Division, NOAA.
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